Lithuania approves Jewish compensation fund
VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania on Wednesday approved a special fund to manage compensation for Jewish property seized by Nazi Germany during World War II and then kept by the Soviet regime.
"This is a very important decision after 15 years of discussions" between the government and the Jewish community, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius told reporters.
The move allows the distribution of 128 million litas (37 million euros, $49 million), which the Baltic state pledged to earmark in 2013-2023 under a law adopted last year.
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