Polish minister wants to claim Germany for the damages of Second world War

Polish minister wants to claim Germany for the damages of Second world War

The Polish minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski supports the ruling party’s intention to claim compensation against Germany to serve due to damage suffered in the Second world War.

“We need the Germans to seriously engage in dialogue and discuss how we solve the problem”, he told at radio RFM FM.

The relations between Poland and Germany, are still overshadowed by the German aggression of 1939 and unresolved post-war questions. The minister of Internal Affairs of the conservative government in Warsaw, Mariusz Blaszczak, treasure the material war damage to 840 billion euro. “Maybe even more”, said Waszczykowski Monday, because “precise calculations are more than seventy years, done more”.

A claim for compensation is a few months ago in the ranks of ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) has been suggested.

The minister of Foreign Affairs gave no final answer, or Poles, is actually a claim will be submitted to. “This decision not only by a minister to be made.” A government declaration about the matter is in preparation.


From the moral point of view, “there is probably no debate” that payments to Poland are appropriate, according to the minister. “Legally, is a claim not yet a foregone conclusion.”

The scientific bureau of the Polish parliament is currently examining whether the country’s legal possibilities to claim compensation. Germany takes the view that Poland of all claims waived.

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