The subject of war reparations has returned in recent days due to the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia. Just prior to the anniversary, the Greek government has called for negotiations concerning war reparations. The Greek foreign ministry believes that the topic of reparations is still wide open, reported the German press agency DPA.
For the last few years, there has also been serious discussion around war reparations in Poland. PiS MP Arkadiusz Mularczyk had been the head of the parliamentary team for reparations in the last term of parliament and prepared a report on Poland’s war losses. In an interview for the Polish Press Agency (PAP), Mularczyk emphasized that there is national consensus in Greece surrounding the issue of demanding war reparations from Germany and all political forces are in agreement on the matter.
He reminded that Greece had created a team a few years ago which also prepared a report on war losses. It estimated the losses at around €300 billion. Unofficial estimates of the Polish losses are about three times higher. Greeks also prepared a special parliament resolution on reparations and sent a notice to the German government.
Mularczyk believes that Greece is likely to receiving reparations before Poland due to the fact that Greece has already gone through all the procedures on a state level that are necessary to demand reparations.