The Strategist

Greece demands reparations for German occupation

04/18/2019 - 09:31

The Greek parliament officially supported the initiative of the country’s government to put forward claims to Germany regarding reparations for the damage caused by the occupation during the Second World War.

altraeuropa via flickr
altraeuropa via flickr
It is reported that the decision was made by a majority vote in the Greek Parliament. In addition, this initiative was supported by the country's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The Greek Prime Minister also stressed that verbal negotiations with the German government on reparations began in 1995.

In 2018, it was reported that Greece estimated the damage from the German occupation of 1941–1944 at about 300 billion euros. At the same time, Berlin rejected all the requirements of Athens, since in 1960 Greece was already paid compensation in the amount of 115 million euros.

In early April, it became known about the plans of Poland to demand from Germany payment of $ 900 billion for the damage caused to the country during the Second World War.

The claims of Warsaw were also not recognized by the German authorities, which noted that Poland officially refused them.