Prime Minister Mizotakis, who took office in July in Greece, visited Berlin for the first time on a visit to Berlin on May 29. Greece is asking Germany for huge compensation for damage incurred under the occupation of Nazi Germany during World War II. Mr. Mitzotakis looked for Germany's investment to get out of the economic crisis, but also expressed expectations for the ongoing smoldering “post-war compensation issue”.
Mr. Mitzotakis said at a press conference after the meeting, “It's a difficult problem, but I believe that resolution is important for deepening the relationship between the two countries.” However, it was not clear whether the issue was discussed at the meeting.
Germany had a settlement agreement with Greece by the 1960s and is in a “resolved” position. However, it remains as a “historical issue” in Greece, and in April of this year under the former Chipras administration, the Greek Parliament passed Germany asking for compensation. The largest opposition party, “New Democratic Party”, where Mr. Mitzotakis was the party leader, also agreed. The parliament estimates that the amount of compensation will be more than 300 billion euros (about 35 trillion yen).
During the Greek crisis, Germany, the largest creditor country, sought the most stringent fiscal austerity.
Chiplus was established in 2015 ...