A group of some 250 couples have told Greece and Germany to kiss and make up.
Lovers from the two countries carried out an intimate protest in the streets of Berlin on Monday, calling for an end to the war of words between both governments.
Athens and Berlin have traded barbs over the past weeks. German officials grumble the Greeks aren’t serious about reform and say the new left-wing government is wasting time.
The Greeks want a break from austerity. Officials have even raised the idea that Germany should pay reparations for crimes committed by the Nazis, angering the German public.
Ingo Salmen, a journalist from the Tagesspeigel newspaper, said the publication’s readers found the rhetoric from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras too much to handle.
“They suggested to be more diplomatic sometimes, maybe this was not only addressed to Mr. Tsipras, but also to other members of the greek government. Because they say if they react or the behave the way they do now, it’s just an