German spokesman: Issue of WWII reparations to Greece is “definitively resolved”

The German government considers the issue of World War II reparations to Greece “definitively resolved, legally and politically”, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday, confirming the stance of Berlin has not changed.

Responding to a media question on new Greek demands for reparations, Seibert said the issue has been discussed multiple times and “our position is that the issue of German reparations has been definitively resolved, legally and politically. Nothing has changed in this stance.” He added that the Greek government had not taken a formal step in this direction.

Asked if there might be talks between Greece and Poland on reparations from Germany, he said he had no such information. “It would be a surprise to have such information about possible talks between Greece and Poland, and I do not have that,” he said.