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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Greece wants Germany to repay €279bn it was forced to loan the Nazi authorities during WWII

In a shocking turn, Greece is demanding that Germany repay its own debts before demanding debts be repaid by Greece. The Independent:
The Greek government has demanded that Germany pays it back €279bn (£205bn) in loans Greece was forced to give the Nazi authorities who occupied the country during World War Two.
Greece has long demanded reparations from Germany but in a statement on Monday Greece's deputy finance minister Dmitris Mardas put an exact figure on the amount the country says it is owed for the first time.
Mr Mardas was speaking at a committee set up by the country's left-wing Syriza government to calculate how much money Germany owed Greece.