In a further sign of the deteriorating relationship between Athens and Berlin, Greece's Justice Minister suggested that German property in the country could be confiscated to compensate for the Nazi occupation of Greece, according to media reports.
Greek officials believe Germany should compensate the country for damage done during its occupation by the Nazis in World War II, and have waged a long campaign for compensation.
Speaking in a parliamentary debate on the matter on Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras was the latest to take up the mantle, accusing Germany of using "legal tricks" to get out of paying WWII reparations.
"Germany has never properly paid reparations for the damage done to Greece by the Nazi occupation," Tsipras said, according to Reuters. "After the reunification of Germany in 1990, the legal and political conditions were created for this issue to be solved. But since then, German governments chose silence, legal tricks and delay."
He added that the crimes carried out by the Nazis are "still vivid," and argued that Greece has a "moral obligation to remember what the (German) forces did to the country."
At another point in the debate, Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos suggested the possibility of seizing German assets in Greece to compensate victims of the Nazi occupation, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported.