According to one of the deputies, Jarosław Kaczyński said at a meeting of the PiS club on Wednesday that “Germany wants to build the Fourth Reich”. His alleged words in the publication were referred to by the German daily “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. “While Poland is arguing with the EU institutions about the rule of law in the country, the government is also tightening the tone against Germany” – it was written.
On Wednesday evening, in the Sejm’s Column Hall, a meeting of the Law and Justice parliamentary club was held with the participation of the party’s president, Jarosław Kaczyński, and the minister of health, Adam Niedzielski. – It will be a meeting summarizing our last weeks or months and plans for the near future. These are quite routine – said Ryszard Terlecki, the deputy speaker of the Sejm, the head of the PiS club before the meeting.
On the same day, Wirtualna Polska announced that, according to one of the deputies, Jarosław Kaczyński was to say that “Germany wants to build the Fourth Reich”. “The second confirms that ‘the words about the Fourth Reich in the context of Germany’s policy were spoken” – wrote the Polish Army. The chairman of the justice and human rights committee, MP Marek Ast (PiS), when asked in the Sejm whether Jarosław Kaczyński’s words about the Fourth Things were said at the PiS club meeting, did not prejudge anything directly, but replied: – There is nothing wrong in these words.
“FAZ”: the government tightens the tone against Germany
The alleged, undeniable words of Jarosław Kaczyński were commented on by the German daily “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. “While Poland is arguing with EU institutions over the rule of law in the country, the government is also sharpening its tone against Germany,” wrote Gerhard Gnauk, the newspaper’s Warsaw correspondent, in an editorial comment.
He stated that “Kaczynski’s words are in contradiction with some of his earlier statements.” “In the past, the head of PiS has repeatedly praised Angela Merkel as the federal chancellor, considering her the ‘best choice’ from the Polish point of view. Kaczyński also stated that the goal of Polish policy is to ‘catch up’ with Germany in terms of living standards,” added “FAZ”.
“FAZ” about the activities of Prime Minister Morawiecki
The daily stated that “the tone towards the big neighbor and the most important trade partner is becoming more and more harsh, may also be confirmed by the decisions of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki”. The FAZ added that “the former banker, who worked in Germany and Switzerland in his professional life, has now” taken the course of many party friends who are demanding war damages from Berlin. “
The German newspaper noted that last week Morawiecki sealed the establishment of the Jan Karski, and the parliamentary working group dealing with the estimation of Polish war losses is to present a report on this matter, which has been announced for years.
Morawiecki on compensation
Morawiecki spoke about this case at the end of November in an interview for the dpa agency. – Poland was treated very badly and did not receive reparations – said the prime minister. – We are creating the Jan Karski War Loss Institute. (…) This institute will institutionalize our efforts to analyze all losses, but also to analyze the approach we intend to take on the issue of reparations, he added. He also mentioned the report of the parliamentary group. – The decision on what, when and how to do with this report has not yet been made. But we are preparing everything that is needed to present this report to the world – announced the head of the Polish government.
“Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, tvn24.pl, PAP
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