The row between Germany and Greece over war reparations has intensified after Athens hit back at Berlin’s description of its demand for a staggering €278.7bn (£202bn) in compensation as “stupid”.
The German government has repeatedly described the issue as closed, saying the country honoured its obligations, including a 115m deutschemark payment made to Greece in 1960 (worth about £150m today).
No no no no no no no.
The 278 billion is the original sum plus interest and inflation since then. You can’t then compare that to a sum without adding interest and inflation since payment date.