Germany says question of reparations to Greece is settled

The German government is underlining its position that the question of World War II reparations to Greece has been settled after Athens asked Berlin to enter talks on paying compensation

Greece's ambassador submitted a formal request Tuesday. German foreign ministry spokesman Rainer Breul said Wednesday that "we are examining the contents."

He added, however, that the German government's "fundamental position hasn't changed" — which is that "the question of reparations has been concluded legally and politically."