Germany Dismisses Greece’s War Reparation Claims


Greece’s war reparation claims have once again been rejected by the German government. Berlin underlined that Germany’s view on the matter has remained unchanged.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert stated that Germany’s opinion on Greece’s claims is the same. He added that this matter has been examined thoroughly.

The German Press Agency (DPA) also referred to Greece’s World War II reparation claims. It mentions that, during his recent visit to Greece, the Federal President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, received many similar requests from Greek officials. In particular, the President of the Greek Republic, Carolos Papoulias put pressure on Mr Gauck to help Greece’s claims.

Mr. Papoulias addressed a call to Germany for the two countries to start negotiating over war reparations. According to the DPA, the Greek President also highlighted that Germany must pay back the forced occupation loan that was imposed on Greece by the Nazis.