Since laws protecting defaulting Greek homeowners from foreclosure were eased last year, more and more reposessed houses are going up for auction. Activists are crying foul.
Greece owes Germany billions of euros. Or is it the other way around? More than seven decades after the end of WWII, Athens and Berlin are still at odds over costs incurred during the Nazi occupation of Greece.
The question of World War II reparations is still open, and Germany should pay up, says historian Karl Heinz Roth. But Poland, Greece and other countries would have to cooperate.
Germany has faced reparations claims for decades – but insists the cases are closed. Now, with Greece, Poland and former colony Namibia bringing up the topic, is Berlin afraid of a slippery slope due to its complex past?
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