Koper is just around the coast from Trieste, and the people of the area are bilingual: you probably won't need a translation engine for this.
Fast-forward to 2013, and Koper once again has a German connection, and an equivocal one at that. The Slovenian economy is on the brink and German banks have been to the fore in lending to keep them afloat.
Only now they want collateral, and guess what ? They've taken the port at Koper as security.
|Port of Koper|
What goes around, comes around. Good luck to them at bail-out time.