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WWII Reparations

Greek Demands for WWII Reparations 'Still Legally Active,' Pavlopoulos Says from Kalavryta

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday referred at length to the issue of German war reparations and a forced occupation loan demanded by the Nazi administration, during his speech at an event in the town of...

German Judge: "Greece's Claims for Repayment of WWII Loan Are Just"

A top judge at Germany's Supreme Administrative Court said Greece’s demand that Germany pays back the loan the country was forced to give during WWII is “just”, according to an article in German magazine Der Spiegel which will be...

Chancellor Merkel Mentions WWII Reparations to Greece

Germans have a special responsibility to face with attention, sensitivity and understanding everything the country caused during the Nazi era, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a message for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. "Those...

Greece Inaugurates Special Committee to Pursue WWII Reparations from Germany

The special committee that will pursue war reparations, the repayment of the loan received during the occupation and the return of stolen archaeological treasures from Germany starts work today. The committee convenes a few days after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Greek PM Tsipras Supports Revival of WWII Reparations Committee Initiative

The Greek government supports the initiative to set up once again and upgrade the inter-party parliamentary committee to demand the WWII reparations as well as the forced loan from Germany, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a speech to Parliament...

What if the Greeks Are Really Entitled to War Reparations?

"What if the Greeks are really entitled to war reparations?" This is the title of an article published today by German newspaper Bild. As it highlighted, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is willing to finance the social program his...

German Vice Chancellor to Greek Govt: Forget the WWII Reparations

German Vice Chancellor, Economy Minister and leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Sigmar Gabriel in a public appearance earlier today, following a renewed demand from Greece's new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, ruled out the possibility of Berlin...

German Govt Refuses 11 Billion Euro Debt over Nazi Occupation Loan to Greece

The spokesperson for the German Ministry of Finance, Martin Jager, during a public appearance yesterday ruled out the possibility of a Greek debt haircut. While commenting on scenarios on an electoral win of Greek main opposition party, SYRIZA, he...

Germany Owes Greece 11 Billion Euros From the Nazi Occupation Loan

Germany owes the impressive amount of 11 billion euros to Greece, solely due to the forced occupation loan taken by the Nazis during World War II and which remains unpaid until today, a new official Greek report, handed to...

Schaeuble Rejects WWII Reparations For Greece

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a hardliner insisting on harsh austerity measures in Greece in return for international aid - much of it supplied by his country - said Greece will never reparations for damage inflicted by the Nazis...