Germany will not negotiate with Poland on reparations

Germany will not negotiate with Poland on reparations
Germany will not negotiate with Poland on reparations

Berlin has not received an official request from Warsaw

The issue is considered settled by the GDR since 1953.

The German government has said no new reparations talks are planned between Berlin and Warsaw. This was reported by RIA Novosti, citing an unnamed cabinet representative.

“No new negotiations are planned on the subject of reparations,” he explained.

According to the spokesman, no official requests for negotiations have been made by Warsaw.

“Yesterday an announcement was made to the public about this, so far no formal appeal to the German government with requests (for reparations) has been received,” said the German government representative.

On Thursday, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, Jarosław Kaczyński, said Poland would formally demand reparations from Germany for World War II. Poland estimates the damage suffered by the Third Reich during World War II at 6.2 trillion zlotys (about 1.3 trillion euros).

In this amount, “a very serious part is compensation for the death of more than 5.2 million Polish citizens”, he emphasized. According to Berlin’s official position, Poland has so far renounced war reparations from East Germany in 1953.