Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Poland will not receive war reparations from Germany. Period. The subject is closed

The first Polish-German intergovernmental consultations since 2018 were held in Warsaw on Tuesday, with the participation of Prime Minister Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

During a joint press conference, both politicians spoke, among other things, about increasing security in the context of the threat from Russia. However, it was the issue of war reparations from Germany that stirred the greatest emotions. Donald Tusk stated that Poland had legally waived reparations.

– Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks openly and this is the advantage of this meeting, that in the formal and legal sense reparations are closed from the German point of view. And he has arguments for this thesis – said Tusk during a press conference.

Tusk's statement on reparations caused a storm on the web. Many commentators could not believe what the head of the Polish government said.

"Can anyone still have any doubts as to why the German governor Tusk became prime minister in Poland? It is simply a crime against the Polish raison d'état," - wrote journalist Cezary Krysztopa.

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna.