Greece does not succumb to the almighty Germany. The Athens government once again asked him to negotiate on damages caused by the Second World War, a day before the 80th anniversary of the German attack on the country. “Until our requirements are met, the problem remains unresolved”Alexandros Papaioannou, spokesman for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said.
He added: “These requirements are effective and positive and will be implemented in any way.” Will contribute in a very positive way to the continued promotion of relations between Greece and Germany”. Greece asked Germany to negotiate compensation in June 2019, while former prime minister Alexis Tsipras is still in front of the government. In October, this request was rejected by the German side.
Subsequently, the government of the current Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Kyriakos Mitsotakis) also reiterated in a diplomatic note in January 2020 that Greece’s compensation issue has not yet been resolved. Nazi Germany invaded Greece and Yugoslavia on April 6, 1941.Until 1944, the SS and Army They carried out several massacres in Greece, claiming that they were revenge for party attacks. Thousands of Greek civilians were killed in the war.
The Greek Parliamentary Committee estimates the total war losses that Germany has caused in the country. At least 289 billion euros, including the mandatory loan that Greece must grant to the German Imperial Bank Germans during the war. On the other hand, as far as the Berlin government is concerned, the issue of compensation was legally and politically resolved through the “Two Plus Four Treaty on the Consequences of German Unification Foreign Policy” in 1990.
However, the treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany, the disbanded German Democratic Republic (German Democratic Republic) and the four former allies-the United States, the Soviet Union, France and the United Kingdom did not explicitly mention compensation. In addition, many countries have been attacked and occupied by Nazi Germany, Like Greece and Poland, they did not participate in negotiations on this matter.