ENGLISH

Justice minister on war reparations issue

Δημοσίευση 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:57 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Justice minister on war reparations issue
Facebook Twitter Whatsapp

Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis speaking in Parliament on Friday, left open the possibility of claiming reparations from Germany for the WWII occupation of Greece and, at the same time, rejected the German criticism as regards the country's economic situation.

Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis speaking in Parliament on Friday, left open the possibility of claiming reparations from Germany for the WWII occupation of Greece and, at the same time, rejected the German criticism as regards the country's economic situation.

Responding to a question tabled by opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) MP Adonis Georgiadis, he stressed that the justice ministry, in cooperation with the foreign ministry, is seriously considering  legal grounds Greece can invoke to claim war reparations from Germany before the expiration a the Jan. 14, 2011 Distomo massacre case deadline at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

“The direction of the decision we will reach in a few days is obvious. The issue is being considered with great seriousness in order to have results,” the justice minister underlined.

Kastanidis also referred to German criticism against Greece concerning its economic situation.

“I am aware of various accusations made by the German mass media. Those who refer to fiscal discipline, morals or the virtues that should dominate Europe should be the first to show that they respect them. Even more so, those who, for the sake of their export dominance, have shown no respect to virtue,” he said.