May 6th, 2019
The Polish deputy culture minister insisted on Monday that "Poland will not pay for the German war crimes," and stressed that this was the position of the Polish government. He did not rule out a legislative solution regarding the issue. On Saturday in Pułtusk, east-central Poland, referring to WWII, the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader, Jarosław Kaczynski, said that "Poland has no obligations," both from the legal and moral point of view. "It is us who should be paid," he said. "There are people to the west of our borders who owe us hundreds of billions of euros or dollars, maybe more than a trillion. But we don't owe anyone anything," Kaczynski said. Addressing the same gathering in Pułtusk, PM Mateusz Morawiecki also declared that Poland will never pay any compensation to anyone.