I think this is fair enough. I’m surprised that Obama hasn’t had a quiet word in Mrs Merkel’s ear and reminded her that Germany did very nicely out of the rest of Europe after the war, and it’s payback time.
It isn’t even as though this has come out of the blue. As the text says, an international conference ruled that Germany needed to pay Greece war reparations as well as paying back a loan that the Greeks were forced to pay the occupying Nazis during the occupation. So far Germany has paid back nothing.
The outstanding sum would cover Greece’s deficit. Germany’s leaders, so it seems, are ignoring the whole issue.
I’ve put my name to it.