Poland: Regime tempers reparation demand from Germany

Source: Politico

“Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski significantly softened Warsaw’s demand for reparations from Germany and proposed an alternative settlement to the long-standing dispute, such as investments in Poland’s defense. ‘We are asking the German government to put together a package that will convince our public and show them: Aha, the Germans are ready to deal with the issue,’ Sikorski said in an interview with Spiegel published Friday. He did not repeat the previous Polish government’s demand for up to $1.3 trillion in compensation for the destruction caused by the Nazi occupation. The Law and Justice (PiS) party made that demand to Berlin in 2022.” (02/10/24)