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Greece may also demand more compensation for World War II devastation.30 October 2018
"In my view, reparations payments are not a topic that's been dealt with," Duda said.
Poland received some reparations from Germany but renounced further claims in 1953. Still, the conservative ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) holds that Poland was forced into signing the document by the Soviet Union, according to The Local’s German edition.
After the fall of communism Germany made additional further payments of about 1.3 billion euros, Politico wrote recently.
Duda’s interview can be seen as establishing a talking point ahead of Polish-German talks this week, Deutsche Welle writes.
In June, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski also demanded that Germany compensate his country for the murder of millions and tremendous physical destruction during the war.
A high-level Polish delegation brought up the topic again during a visit to Germany last month, citing the reparations question as a serious bilateral problem, Politico says.
Poland’s parliamentary reparations committee will present a report early next year, DW reported in a separate story. The committee estimates Germany could owe Poland as much as 740 billion euros. But few believe Warsaw will make such a staggering demand.
“In private, German diplomats suggest that Poland understands there is little chance of securing cash reparations. Instead, Warsaw hopes to strong-arm Berlin into backing it in debates over the European Union budget or Brussels' threats to punish Poland for failing to uphold the rule of law,” The Local writes.
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