(NEWSER) – Greece says it’s about time Germany opens its checkbook and pays $303 billion in reparation money stemming from the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. Greece’s deputy finance minister says the sum, put forth by the General Accounting Office, accounts for war reparations, the repayment of an “occupation loan” paid by the Bank of Greece, and the return of stolen artifacts, Reuters reports. Such a sum would surely help out Greece as it struggles with its own debts; Greece must pay the International Monetary Fund $487 million by Thursday, the BBC notes. Germany, however, has denied all previous claims that it owes Greece anything following a 115 million deutschmark payment in 1960.

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