Foreign Ministry makes report on WWII claims a priority

Foreign Ministry makes report on WWII claims a priority

 

The new head of the Legal Council of the State, who is due to be appointed soon, will be told that his or her priority will be to deliver a report on Greece’s claim for World War II reparations from Germany, a Foreign Ministry official said on Friday.

Responding to a question from an Independent Greeks MP, Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas said that the panel of experts already investigating the matter was working with the State’s Legal Council and that the process would speed up after the appointment of a new president.

“There is still an outstanding issue and we always reserve the right and ability to conclude the matter satisfactorily,” said Kourkoulas. “Greece never gave up its claims.”