Finance Ministry Calculating German War Reparations Bill



    Greece’s Finance Ministry will calculate the country’s claim for World War II reparations against Germany, Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said.

    The General Accounting Office will make the calculation for the first time, Staikouras said today in response to a question from a lawmaker from the Independent Greeks party. The ministry has begun collecting archival material to be examined by a group of experts, he said.

    “The German reparations are a particularly complex legal issue and subject to study and settlement at an international level in accordance with the rules of international law,” Staikouras said.

    “The case is still outstanding, and as a country we reserve the right and the possibility to manage it to a satisfactory conclusion.”

    Some Greek politicians have evoked memories of the country’s Nazi occupation during World War II since the start of the country’s debt crisis. During the country’s election campaigns in May and June Independent Greeks demanded Germany pay reparations.

    Greece has in the past decade had to juggle claims on war reparations from Germany with close bilateral relations between the countries. The claims include compensation for loans the country was forced to make to Germany during the Nazi occupation.

    Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled in March 2006 it didn’t have to pay compensation to individuals seeking damages over war crimes committed during World War II. Germany paid 115 million deutsche marks ($74 million) to Greek victims of Nazi crimes under a 1960 treaty, in addition to funds paid out to victims of forced labor under the Third Reich, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Andreas Peschke told reporters in 2010.
    (source: Bloomberg)


    14 COMMENTS

    1. Das ist doch ein Witz ! Wieviele Milliarden soll man den dort noch verbrennen? Wenn die mit Geld nicht umzugehen wissen, dann ist das doch deren Schuld!! Aber noch mehr verlangen ist einfach schon dreist und warscheinlich verzweifelt. Oh man Griechenlands Politik …

    2. die Leos für Saudi-Arabien können ja den Landweg nehmen und in GR schon mal eingeschossen werden. Vllt. wird dann das unverschämte Oliven-Maul gehalten.

    3. Fällt für mich unter die Rubrik: aggressives Betteln ”  – im Übrigen waren es die Italiener, die in Griechenland einmarschiert sind, – die Wehrmacht mußte nur aushelfen, als dies zu scheitern drohte. Nur mal als Anmerkung ! Vielleicht sollten die Griechen mal vor den Stufen des italienischen Parlaments um Almosen betteln !

    4. Maby we shoud send a DIVISION to the Greeks, maybe they dont have enought!
      I dont Think we need more then 3 days for the whole country!
      GARMANY is THe Greatest country of the World!

    5. Germany should first concentrate on stopping Turks and Arabs from fucking their women on the streets of the German financial capital Frankfurt, before they get any ideas about invading other European nations.
      p.s. After WW2, the Western Allies, forgave Germany of her massive debts, and for having laid waste to an entire continent. Need I remind any German readers here, that 300000 Greek citizens starved to death in Athens in the space of 3 months, during the German occupation! Imagine if the Greek army had marched into Berlin, confiscated food supplies, and starved 300000 German citizens to death in the space of 3 months.
      Furthermore, Adolf Hitler, forced Greece to make a war time loan to Germany, and had begun repayments to Greece. These repayments ceased when the German army withdrew from Greece and have never been resumed. Today this wartime loan which Greece was forced to make to Germany would be worth several hundred billion.
      But yeah, I revert back to my opening sentence, that the so called “Greatest country of the World” as you refer to Germany, should first stop the millions of Turks, Arabs and Africans from fucking German women and girls every day, whilst the sissified German males, lower their eyes, and pretend that it doesn’t bother them to see a Blonde German girl with a African or Arab, because they are cowards.
      The German ancestors are rolling in their graves.
      At least the Germans of the Third Reich era had immense courage.
      Today’s Germans are materialistic, soft, weaklings, without any national pride.

    6. LOL @ angry German comments. Germany received the greatest loan in history after WW2 – ~$15 billion. You never payed reparations to Greece, stole gold and antiquities during the war, and now you are angry that you have to contribute towards the loan to Greece. You are such hypocrites.

      Don’t act like you can take over Greece in a few days – you won’t be able to do it at all.

    7.  send then and watch then get there asses handed to them like they did in ww2

    8. maybe greece should just order russian tanks subs and so on next time that’s were lots of the bail out went right ? time you people wake up to your self’s and understand Germany is next to crumble  you think you have it good please your to drunk to know whats going on around you.

      Time Germany payed up for the damage they did to greece in ww2 rember you invaded greece and not greece Germany..