Angela Merkel dressed as a concentration camp victim on magazine cover in Poland in move that sparks war of words with Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been depicted as a concentration camp victim on the cover of a respected Polish magazine. Continue reading
Polish opposition leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, is playing with the primal fears and cultural resentment of his countrymen toward Germans and Russians for his own political gain – and not without success. Continue reading
“Theo wir fahr’n nach Lodz”, went a popular German song, written in the 19th century, during a period of intense industrialisation of the Calisia-Masovia area. For Germans, the city of Łódź seemed like an eldorado. Here they saw opportunities for a better future, here they amassed their fortunes. The Scheiblers from Rhineland, the Herbsts or Geyers from Saxony. Well, it looks like history likes to repeat itself. Continue reading
Poland wants to cooperate with France and Germany on the establishment of its own missile defense system, Polish Press Agency reported on Saturday, quoting Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak as saying. Continue reading
Poland men’s volleyball team pulled off success against Germany in a Memorial Hubert Jerzy Wagner match on Saturday.
The city of Zielona Gora, Poland created the backdrop for this interesting encounter, which ended with the following result: 3-1 (36-34, 25-23, 17-25, and 25-21). Poles took full advantage of the familiar conditions and the emotional support of local fans, in order to clinch success in the match. Visiting German squad could only secure one frame in the four-set affair and dropped the decision. Continue reading
Poland’s foreign minister said Wednesday that a decades-long effort at reconciliation with Germany, once a historic foe, “is pretty much done” and the two neighbors “are now at a stage of consummating” the relationship.
The comments, in English, by Radek Sikorski underline the strong friendship that has developed between two countries whose ties were long defined by occupation, warfare and oppression. The words also come half a year after Sikorski got huge attention with a speech in Berlin calling on Germany to use its power more decisively to stem the economic crisis in Europe. Continue reading
One March day in the last weeks of World War Two, more than 70 German children squeezed into a plane designed for 14 hoping to be flown to safety from the advancing Soviet tanks in north-eastern Nazi Germany.
Minutes after takeoff the plane dived into an icy lake, killing everyone on board. Nearly 70 years later, former war foes Germany and Poland are joining forces to try to raise the wreck from Resko Przymorskie in western Poland. Continue reading
Germany’s new president, Joachim Gauck, on his first international trip since taking office this month, praised German-Polish ties the historical enemies forged over the past two decades. Continue reading
Polish bonds beat German bunds and U.S. Treasuries in risk-adjusted returns since Europe’s debt crisis started three years ago, indicating the country that restructured a $35 billion debt load two decades ago is becoming a regional haven. Continue reading