Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Poland presented the secretary general of the Council of Europe a report on the WWII losses

 Arkadiusz Mularczyk from Law and Justice party (PiS) met with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (RE) Marija Pejczinović Burić and presented her with a report on Poland's war losses. 

"Secretary Burić believes that this matter should be settled in the form of a dialogue between Poland and Germany," - Mularczyk told Polish Press Agency (PAP). 

At the beginning of October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau, signed a diplomatic note on war reparations addressed to the German side. Earlier, on September 1, a report was presented on the losses suffered by Poland because of German aggression and occupation during World War II. 

The head of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock stated during her visit to Warsaw that "the issue of reparations from the point of view of the federal government is closed."

The autumn session of the Council of Europe takes place in Strasbourg from Monday to Friday. Mularczyk - who is the deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the author of the report on the war losses of Poland - announced that during the session, he would conduct a series of meetings during which he would discuss the issues of Poland's losses as a result of World War II.

Mularczyk said that the series of talks on this subject began on Tuesday with a meeting with the secretary general of the European Council.

In addition to the meeting with Burić, meetings with the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly Despina Chatzivasiliou-Tsovilisi, and the President of the Assembly, as well as with representatives of all major parliamentary factions, are also planned.