Germany rejects WWII Reparations, but Greece has a €162-billion argument
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias took the Greek claim of World War II Reparation from Germany in his jacket pocket when he visited Berlin for talks with his counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday.
“In my inside pocket, I’ve got that part of the speech from the prime minister who addressed the issue (of reparations),” Kotzias said putting one hand into his jacket, during a joint press conference with Steinmaier.
Greek FM was immediately rebuked by German FM.
“We are firmly convinced that all reparations issues, including forced loans, are judicially settled once-and-for-all,” Steinmaier replied after having said that Berlin was fully aware of its political and moral responsibility for the “terrible events” in Greece between 1941 and 1944 when Nazi German troops occupied Greece
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