Greece wants Germany to repay €279bn it was forced to loan the Nazi authorities during WWII
The Greek government has demanded that Germany pays it back €279bn (£205bn) in loans Greece was forced to give the Nazi authorities who occupied the country during World War Two.
Mr Mardas was speaking at a committee set up by the country’s left-wing Syriza government to calculate how much money Germany owed Greece. He said the committee had obtained “stunning evidence” to support the reparations claim.
“The government will work in order to honour fully its obligations. But, at the same time, it will work so that all of the unfulfilled obligations to Greece and the Greek people are met,” Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras said last month at a parliamentary debate on the creation of the Committee.