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(MENAFN) Greece has not lost up on the topic of German reparations for World War II crimes, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday.
Dendias stated at a joint news conference with his Polish colleague Zbigniew Rau in Warsaw that "this subject remains open for the Greek government and Greek society."
“And its resolution, which is primarily a matter of principle, I think will be beneficial for all the countries involved and the EU as such,” the Greek minister stated.
Dendias has already raised the restitution issue on several occasions. On the 77th anniversary of the Distomo massacre, in which soldiers of the Waffen-SS slaughtered 228 men, women, and children in the Greek town, he stated that German reparations would "constitute a de facto apology for the atrocities of the German occupation troops."
In July, the minister discussed the issue again with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. She stated at the time that her country considers the legal problem resolved, but that Germany still has responsibility for its Nazi past. According to the German minister, any reconciliation process may involve investments in towns and villages devastated by the German occupation as well as help for Greek Jews.
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