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Greece’s Legal Council to examine report on €162 bn WWII reparations from Germany

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos handed over to Greek State Legal Council the report published on Sunday by newspaper To Vima. The report suggested that Germany owes Greece 162 billion euro in World War II reparations.

The president of the Greek State’s Legal Council, Fokinas Georgakopoulos will be examining the report, which was drafted by a team of experts in the Finance Ministry and leaked by To Vima newspaper on Sunday, when it was also picked up by German magazine Der Spiegel.

He will deliberate on the legality of the claims and submit a report to the government.

According to the report experts found that Germany should pay Greece 108 billion euros for damage to infrastructure and 54 billion euros for a loan that the Nazi occupation forces obliged Greece to take in order to pay Berlin during the war.

The reparations are equivalent to about 80 percent of Greek gross domestic product.

 

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