Greece Nazi occupation: Athens asks Germany for €279bn
The Greek government is now asking from Germany to pay back
their debt from the 1940s due to the Nazi’s atrocities. The amount Greece is
asking from Germany goes up $303bn. Syriza is now making this claim while they
are still struggling to make the deadlines. The Germany government however
refuses to pay this amount and claims that this issue was resolved in the 90’s.
The German Economy Minister Gabriel believes it is “dumb” on the government’s
side, but that the Greek citizens deserve respect due to the sacrifices that
they had to endure.
Tsipras talked about this with Merkel last month during
their meeting. They insist that this issue is not to be talked about again
because it was solved before Germany was reunited, even if the Greek government
claims that the amount given back then did not cover the damages.
Greece has not received any funds from the lenders since August last year because they are not satisfied with the pace in which Greece is reforming. Greece’s deadline to the IMF is this Thursday and the amount due is €448m. Varoufakis, Greece’s Finance Minister announced that Greece intends on meeting all obligations.