Germany rejects Poland’s claim it owes €1.3tn in war reparations

Foreign ministry spokesperson says matter is ‘closed’ after Jarosław Kaczyński says Poland will formally request damages

Germany has rejected a Polish parliamentary report claiming it owes its eastern neighbour €1.3tn for damages caused during the second world war, saying the question of wartime reparations is “closed”.

“The federal government’s position is unchanged”, a spokesperson for the German foreign ministry said on Friday. “In the view of the government this matter is closed”.

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