Germany rejects Greek demand for WWII reparations

Greece is pursuing diplomatic and legal avenues to force Germany to pay reparations for its occupation of the country during World War II.

The German government rebuffed demands by Greece to secure reparations for its occupation of the country during WWII, maintaining it has expansively settled the issue in the past.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert stated on Friday that Berlin’s “position is very clear” on the reparations issue.

“The question of German reparations has been conclusively dealt with, legally and politically,” Seibert said.

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras on Tuesday said his government was acting on the recommendations of a special parliamentary committee which recently prepared a report on German war reparations.

The findings have not been made public, but media reports quoted the total sum of 300-400 billion euros (US$340-$450 billion).

Nazi Germany invaded Greece in April 1941 together with Fascist Italy. The occupation lasted until Germany and its ally Bulgaria were forced to withdraw under Allied pressure in early October 1944.

By: World Israel News Staff
AP contributed to this report.