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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:37 pm

In an address before the Greek parliament, Alexis Tspiras, the Greek prime minister, said Germany:

1) had “a moral obligation” to make amends for the atrocities wrought during three devastating years of Nazi occupation.

2) had deliberately flouted its duty employing “legal tricks and delay”.

3) has never properly paid reparations for the damage done to Greece by the Nazi occupation,” the premier told the house as deputies debated establishing a committee to seek war reparations, repayment of a forced loan and the return of plundered antiquities.“After the reunification of Germany in 1990, the legal and political conditions were created for this issue to be solved. But, since then, German governments chose silence, legal tricks and delay.”

4) had crimes carried out by Nazi troops – including widespread reprisal executions, pillaging and the massacres of entire villages – were still “vivid”, he said.

5) had a “moral obligation to remember what the (German) forces did to the country”. And his new government, elevated to power on 25 January, had a debt of duty to those who fought Nazism and to those who died at its hands.


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If Germany won't pay:

“I believe the order should be given,” said the minister, adding that Greece’s supreme court had ruled in favour of state authorities seizing (German) assets to compensate survivors 15 years ago. The court decision was never acted upon. “I’m ready to give it, notwithstanding any obstacles,” Paraskevopoulos railed.

German assets range from diplomatic properties and cars to the Goethe institute, which is among Athens’ leading cultural centres.

Nazi occupation of Greece was among the most brutal on the continent. More than 300,000 starved to death as a result of famine, some 130,000 were executed in reprisals, while the country’s ancient Jewish community perished, almost in its entirety, in gas chambers.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/m ... eparations
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby Lordo » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:45 pm

why has this subject not been brought up before by previous governments
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby Oceanside50 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:42 pm

Why stop at Nazi Germany go one step beyond and ask for reparations from the Brits for instigating the Greek civil war where another 250000 Greeks were lost?
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby CBBB » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:06 pm

Better be careful, you could have the likes of Afganistan asking for reparations for Alexander the Greats conquests!
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby Lordo » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:25 pm

it seems there is no time limit so why not pay the afghans for what sikandra did to them
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:06 pm

Oh bless! :D One German couple is leading the way ...

A German couple visiting Greece walked into a town hall and handed over €875 (£630) in what they said were second world war reparations.

Dimitris Kotsouros, the mayor of Nafplio, a seaport in the Peloponnese, said: “They came to my office yesterday morning, saying they wanted to make up for their government’s attitude. They made their calculations and said each German owed €875 for what Greece had to pay during world war two.”



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/m ... o-tourists
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:48 am

According to the survey, highly significant variations were recorded in regards to taxation imposed during the crisis between richer and poorer social classes. It appears that middle and low-income households had to bear the greatest tax burden. - See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/03 ... LXeYG.dpuf
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby Cap » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:54 pm

Gigs, you'll support anything that comes out of Greece.
You'll find a way to justify it regardless if it's beneficial or unhealthy for the country. I suppose it's easy when you don't live the reality, but romantisize some kind of nationalistic Greece vs the world fairytale.
One thing you'll never do, is live there, and if you did ? Your rhetoric would be the complete opposite.
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby kurupetos » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:24 pm

GIG, syriza is a treasonous party, like all other leftist parties. I really don't understand why you are so excited about it. :?
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Re: Syriza say it as it is!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:58 pm

kurupetos wrote:GIG, syriza is a treasonous party, like all other leftist parties. I really don't understand why you are so excited about it. :?


No party is perfect. I'll praise when any do some good. Reminding Germany of their debts is good.
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