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    Diplomatic note on war reparations sent to EU, NATO, CoE countries

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    Poland sent a diplomatic note on its war reparations claim against Germany to all countries of the EU, NATO and the Council of Europe, a deputy foreign minister announced today.

    On September 1, the Polish government presented the “Report on the losses suffered by Poland as a result of German aggression and occupation during World War II 1939-1945.” During the presentation, it was announced that Germany should pay Poland PLN 6.2 trillion (EUR 1.32 trillion) in compensation for the destruction caused by the Second World War. 

    Subsequently, Poland’s foreign ministry sent a diplomatic note to Germany demanding compensation for the war losses. However, Germany maintains that the issue of reparations for Poland is closed.

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    “Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially issued a diplomatic note to the foreign ministries of the member states of the European Union, the Council of Europe, NATO, as well as other important partners of our country in the world, in which the Polish government presents the Polish position on Reparations for Poland,” Vice-President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Jan Karski – Institute War Losses Arkadiusz Mularczyk informed on Twitter today. 

    Mularczyk while talking with PAP (Polish Press Agency) pointed out that the diplomatic note was intended as a tool to inform people globally, primarily diplomats, politicians, people interested in human rights issues and international lawyers.

    Mularczyk said the document contained information about Germany not having settled the losses borne by Poland as a result of the war and had not returned looted artworks or bank assets nor compensated Polish citizens for the harm they had suffered as a result of Germany’s aggression.

    “The Germans don’t want to discuss the matter, do not want to conclude an international agreement, and there is also no legal recourse for victims,” Mularczyk added.

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    He said that Poland wanted to start an international discussion about Germany’s attitude and the fact that Berlin had not settled its account with Poland and had not yet replied to the diplomatic note sent by Warsaw. 

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