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Merkel acknowledged responsibility of Germany for Nazis


German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged full responsibility of the country for crimes of Nazis in Greece. She said it at a meeting with the president of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, reports the Ekathimerini portal. The head of state seized the moment and repeated the requirement of Athens to Berlin about reparations for war crimes of Nazis. According to him, the issue needs to be resolved competently and on the basis of the international and European cultural values. In reply Merkel said that she acknowledges "full responsibility for crimes of Nazis" at the time of the Third Reich. Leaders also mentioned fight against migration crisis. Pavlopoulos specified that Merkel showed considerable courage in this question, and reaction to crisis raised her authority as European leader and rallied Europe. The chancellor answered that she understands the Greek position in this question and each country has to make the contribution to a solution. She also noted the current considerable improvement of the relations between the countries. In October, 2018 the president of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked forgiveness for the crimes committed during Nazi occupation for Greece the broadcasting company Deutsche Welle transferred. According to him, moral and political responsibility of Germany for the event should not be forgotten. During World War II 60-70 thousand Jewish Greeks were killed. "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe!

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