"Historical responsibility": Merkel: Germany recognises 'historical responsibility' for Nazi crimes in Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos during their meeting in Athens on 11 January 2019

Three years ago, a Greek parliamentary commission put outstanding war reparations at €289 billion euros ($333 billion). "It States that no further reparations be provided".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel assailed growing nationalism in Europe ahead of a continent-wide election in May, expanding on a theme that's dominating the final chapter of her tenure. Tsipras had made the day before, also for the fight against nationalist forces in the EU.

Many Greeks blame Merkel for the austerity they suffered for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a bad deterioration in living standards.

Visiting a German School of Athens on Friday, Merkel told pupils she did not accept her critics' assertion that receiving refugees sent the "wrong signal".

Referring to Greece's experience, he said that Greeks had struggled to cope with measures that were unfair, often incomprehensible and sometimes just ineffective, which had tested social cohesion in the country, but were now "emerging from the crisis for good", Tsipras said.

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"Of course, this isn't the end of a reform period, but it's the beginning of a new situation", she said. They paid tribute to the efforts of the Greek people, "which has gone through hard times" to come out of the financial crisis. Tsipras stressed that Merkel and experience a completely different Greece, the growth score.

"There are many Iraqis, many Afghans and many others for whom we have no solution in the deal".

MIGRATION: The Chancellor demanded of Greece for the consistent implementation of the Flüchtlingspakts of the European Union with Turkey.

The UN Refugee Agency recently said 32,000 people entered Greek islands from Turkey past year - compared to a 2015 peak of 850,000, which resulted in an EU-Turkey pact to identify asylum-seekers and send back so-called economic migrants. Still have the rear functioning leadership of the refugees in Turkey are not sufficient.

"We will work with Greece to improve some parts of the agreement". Tsipras pointed out that the refugee crisis could only be in a European network of all the countries solved. Skopje and Athens had to rename agreed in June that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in Northern Macedonia.

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