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Greek President reiterates call for German WWII reparations

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos renewed the demand for war reparations from Germany owed to Greece from the time when the Nazi forces had occupied the country, during the World War II. During a visit to the village Kommeno by Arta in Western Greece, Pavlopoulos reiterated the Greek demand. The country …

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Greece Estimates German WWII Reparations at 7.5 Billion Euro

Greek Finance Ministry tries to estimate the amount Germany should pay to Greece as reparations for damages, atrocities and enforced loans during the World War II, alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras briefed the Parliament. According to estimations of the team in charge of the case, the amount for reparations reaches almost …

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Germany criticizes Greece’s support of WWII compensation case at ICJ

German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, criticized Greece’s decision to support a World War II compensation claim at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. In a statement Guido Westerwell said that “he did not understand Greek state’s decision” to stand on the side of  Distomo massacre  survivals. “In Germany, …

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Greece to take Germany at ICJ over WWII atrocities

Greece will contest a German appeal at the International Court of Justice (IVJ) in the Hague (Netherlands) in an effort to obtain compensation for the atrocities against the people of Distomo during World War II.  Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said  at a cabinet meeting that he has decided to intervene on this specific …

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Greek Justice Minister: Germany should apologize for WWII atrocities

Greece is seriously considering to bring to International Justice some of the German atrocities during the World  War II and claim the  much disputed war reparations from Germany. Justic Minister Haris Kastanidis said at the Greek Parliament that the ministry is seriously considering the issue and its legal base in cooperation …

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Greek Deputy FM: The German War Reparations issue is still open

Under the IMF/EU/ECB troika pressures and the heavy debt,  the idea of  reviving the issue of  WWII reparations that Germany owes to Greece is more than attractive.  Then the amount is quite respectable: EUR 70 billion!  That would eliminate our EUR 110 billion debt in very short time or at least it would help us pay …

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