The Greek Parliament plenum on Tuesday will hold a debate and a voting on a proposal submitted by Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou for the re-establishment, reassembly and upgrading of the Parliament’s Cross-Party Committee to claim the German reparations and compensations and pursue the repayment of the so-called occupation loan and the return of looted artifacts.
With her proposal, Konstantopoulou is asking for the re-establishment of the Committee which will be responsible for the gathering and documenting of indisputable historical data in an organized way that will effectively strengthen the Greek arguments for claiming what is owed to the country and get other European powers and international organizations involved in this effort.
Konstantopoulou proposed the participation of the Parliament’s President and Vice-Presidents or those filling-in for them in the Committee and in such a way that all parliamentary groups would be proportionally represented in it. She also proposed that the members of the Committee do not get any compensation for their participation in it and that July 15, 2015 be set as a deadline for the submission of its report, while there would be the option for the renewal of its mandate and term.
According to Konstantopoulou, this is a national issue and everyone acknowledges the need for the parliament to get involved.