Monday March 30, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Germany rejects Greek Jews' Nazi-era reparation claim

Germany on Wednesday rejected a fresh Nazi-era reparation claim by Thessalonikiís Jewish community but offered the group cooperation on future projects.

"With regard to issues of reparations, there are no new developments and all these questions are answered,Ľ a German finance ministry spokesman told a press conference.

The cityís Jewish community said Tuesday it had sued Germany at the European Court of Human Rights for compensation over a forced ransom paid to Nazi occupation forces.

It said Jewish residents had paid 2.5 million drachmas to a Nazi commander in July 1942 to secure the release of thousands of Jewish men submitted to brutal forced labour.

Despite the payment, raised from donations and property sales, most of the victims were later transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland where they perished.

A German foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that Berlin was ready to work on unspecified new projects with the cityís Jewish community, independent of the legal bid.

"Itís our express proposal to pursue forward-looking projects with the Jewish community of Thessaloniki," he told reporters.

The finance ministry spokesman said Germany has always indicated an awareness of its historical responsibility for World War II crimes.

"In the relationship with Greece, questions about the future play the fundamental role," he said.

Greece has said in recent years it reserves the right to claim more wartime reparations, arguing it was forced to accept unfavourable terms during negotiations with Germany in the 1950s. [AFP]

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday February 26, 2014 (20:34)  
Greeceís Tsipras to meet ministers as creditors ponder overhauls
Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
Another suspect eyed in prison breakout plan
Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
ANALYSIS
Rift talk may be self-fulfilling prophecy
The Greek government has submitted the long-awaited list of reforms to the lenders but the initial signs do not point to an agreement anytime soon that could open the spigots of liquidity to...
Undeclared labor flourishing as inspections are insufficient
Hundreds of thousands of workers remain invisible to the social security system and the state as they continue to provide undeclared labor to their employers, thereby feeding the deficits of...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Improved Greece draws 0-0 at Hungary
Greece ended up goalless with Hungary in Budapest on Sunday, on manager Sergio Markarianís debut on the national teamís bench, a result that has left Greece at the bottom of its Euro 2016 qu...
HANDBALL
Hooligans mar PAOKīs handball cup triumph
PAOK won its second Greek Cup in handball beating AEK 29-27 in Sundayís final in Thessaloniki, but the clashes between AEK fans and the police as well as the exchange of lethal flares betwee...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Letīs change the subject
Letís talk about the weather. The cloudy skies, the rain, storms and humidity, the overall heavy atmosphere. Itís better to think of that than politics and politicians, whatever cuts they ma...
EDITORIAL
Too little, too late?
Many of the measures that are rumored to comprise part of the list that the Greek government is expected to submit to the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Mon...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
†RECENT NEWS
1. Improved Greece draws 0-0 at Hungary
2. Rift talk may be self-fulfilling prophecy
3. Undeclared labor flourishing as inspections are insufficient
4. Agenda
5. Banks write off old debts worth billions
6. Hooligans mar PAOKīs handball cup triumph
more news
Today
This Week
1. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
2. Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
3. Another suspect eyed in prison breakout plan
4. Greeceís Tsipras to meet ministers as creditors ponder overhauls
5. Greece says talks with lenders are continuing positively
6. Rift talk may be self-fulfilling prophecy
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms
3. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Looking at the Chinese model
†††Find us ...
††... on
Twitter
†† ††... on Facebook ††
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.