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‘TOP SECRET’ report may reveal Germany owes Greece billions of euros
Euronews ^ | 4/7/13

Posted on 04/08/2013 3:20:21 AM PDT by markomalley

Greek newspaper To Vima claims a secret report details millions of euros owed to Athens by Germany for World War Two reparations and unpaid loans.

The story has been picked up by the online edition of German newspaper Der Spiegel, who quote Greek organisations calculating the value of loans from Athens to Berlin taken by the Nazis between 1942 and 1944 at 54 billion euros.

Der Spiegel also puts the figure owed to Greece for reconstruction after the Second World War at 108 billion euros.

Though the details of the report are being kept under wraps by the Greek Finance Ministry and Greek paper To Vima refusing to print any specific figures, the sentiment is likely to anger those in the debt-stricken country facing austerity.

Germany is often a target of protesters in Athens, as cuts are made to ensure Greece gets two more bailout payments from the EU and IMF worth nine billion euros.

To prevent more anti-German sentiment, for now, the report is classified ‘TOP SECRET’, but To Vima is urging the Greek government to publish it.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: germany; greece; russia; unitedkingdom; worldwareleven; wwii; wwiireparations
So assume the report is accurate and Germany owes the money. Once Germany pays back money owed for reparations. Greece will piss the money away and be back in the same situation within a few months.
1 posted on 04/08/2013 3:20:21 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

WWII reparations — Thanks markomalley.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 3:43:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: markomalley

Ja Ja auber it costs money ven you loose var


3 posted on 04/08/2013 3:45:15 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (my, contribution to meaningless venting .)
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To: markomalley

So how much does Europe owe us?


4 posted on 04/08/2013 3:46:55 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: eCSMaster
So how much does Europe owe us?

Don't you remember, we paid Germany reparations after the war.

5 posted on 04/08/2013 3:48:56 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
So.

Since Germany is the instigator of WWII, they are to be slaved for the whole Europe forever? Wasn't that the seed (to pay back WWI) that propelled Hitler to power? 2013 is how many years since WWII?

Whiteys will never be able to pay back the slavery sin here, too?

6 posted on 04/08/2013 4:14:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: markomalley

Wow. So it only took the Greeks seventy years to think of this.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 4:31:57 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The bookkeeper was sick, the accountant was busy, and it wasn’t a priority until now, OK? Give me a break!


8 posted on 04/08/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Then there are those debts Europeans owe the United States for WWI and WWII ~ all due in GOLD ~ which ain’t what it usta’be.


9 posted on 04/08/2013 4:56:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv; markomalley
It would not surprise if in light of this, Germany sent Greece a bill for infrastructure construction and improvements they did to/for Greece during WWII.
Things like highways, bridges, harbors, railways...things like that which Germany built due to their needs during the war.
10 posted on 04/08/2013 5:49:53 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: markomalley

Germany should have paid this off in triplicate a long damn time ago, get with it Germany


11 posted on 04/08/2013 6:05:08 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

it’s Greece’s to piss away if they want—hey if that damn Germany which caused two world wars owes them money they damn well better cough it up and fast


12 posted on 04/08/2013 6:06:11 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SunkenCiv

It would seem the issue is about claimed reparations.


13 posted on 04/08/2013 6:08:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: markomalley

Considering what a tight leash the U.S. had on Germany for years after the war I don’t see how they missed making Germany pay back all reparations.


14 posted on 04/08/2013 7:40:13 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: markomalley
calculating the value of loans from Athens to Berlin taken by the Nazis between 1942 and 1944 at 54 billion euros.

This statement is BS as the Nazis didn't "borrow" money during those years they simply took it. Germany may have taken money from Greece but they didn't "borrow" it. Just as they didn't borrow money from France or any of the art treasures, food and other items they took from France during the war.

15 posted on 04/08/2013 8:06:22 AM PDT by calex59
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