German Finance Minister Refuses to Give Allowances for German Occupation During World War II

German Minister of Finance, Philipp Roesler stated during his last meeting in Greece that allowances demanded by Greeks for the Nazi’s atrocities during German occupation of Greece in 1940, can be an additional obstacle.

“Greeks should forget this demand and focus on the improvement of competitiveness in their country.”

After a relevant question of a reporter concerning the particular time of payment of the allowances, Finance Minister of Germany answered: “I am absolutely sure that this discussion could become an additional obstacle within the current circumstances we are under”.

“Thus focusing only on the enhancement of competitiveness is essential in order to combat the ongoing crisis in Greece and the problems arising from it”.