Scholz's controversial statement was made in Potsdam, during the presentation of the M100 Media Award to Wladimir Klitschko, as a representative of the Ukrainian people. Invited guests, including the German Chancellor, spoke on the occasion.

 

“I would like to say, looking at Donald Tusk, how important the agreements that Willy Brandt negotiated are, that the border between Germany and Poland after hundreds of years of history is clear and fixed once and for all. And I wouldn't want some people to snoop about in the history books to introduce border changes,” Olaf Scholz threatened.

 

One of the first responses was given on Twitter by Arkadiusz Mularczyk (Law and Justice Party), currently Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

 

“For many decades now, successive German governments have been scaring Poles with border changes if the reparations issue is raised. Scholz did not reinvent the wheel. I was really hoping for a more ingenious and brilliant answer,” Mularczyk retorted.

 

 

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On 1 September, a report was presented on the war losses Poland had suffered as a result of the German invasion in September 1939. There was also a declaration to come forward with a diplomatic note to Germany demanding the payment of war reparations. Such a move was subsequently supported by Polish MPs.

 

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