- January 02, 2012
Many in Germany continue to believe that Poland is a nation of car thieves. But perhaps the problem lies with German law enforcement? That, at least, is what the Polish ambassador to Germany believes. He told a German paper that it is still too easy to steal cars in the country. more...
- October 13, 2011
Since May, Polish workers have had the freedom to seek employment in Germany without restrictions. But the expected onslaught of laborers never materialized. Many Polish view jobs in the neighboring country with disdain, with Germans suffering from a reputation for stingy wages and lousy working conditions. more...
- October 05, 2011
Former Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski is resorting to outlandish claims in his bid for election. In a new book, he suggests that Germany wants to annex part of Poland and that the East German secret police helped Angela Merkel win power. more... [ Comment ]
- June 20, 2011
The history of German-Polish relations is full of suffering and mutual recriminations. Experts from both countries have been developing a history textbook meant to teach high-school students on both sides of the border a common narrative. But critics view the effort as destined to fail. more...
- May 27, 2011
Germany's occupation of Poland is one of the darkest chapters of World War II. Some 6 million people, almost 18 percent of the Polish population, were killed during the Nazi reign of terror that saw mass executions, forced evictions and enslavement. more...
- February 21, 2011
Poland, once a backward agricultural country, is quickly becoming an economic powerhouse in Central Europe. The Poles are strongly pro-European, and even their relationship with the Germans is no longer as tense as it was just a few years ago. Nowhere is the transformation easier to see than in Wroclaw. more...
- February 18, 2011
More than 65 years after the end of World War II, tensions can still flare up between Germany and Poland. In a SPIEGEL interview, Polish historian Krzysztof Ruchniewicz discusses the postwar "resettlement" of ethnic Germans, improving relations between Germans and Poles and changing attitudes toward the German past of many Polish towns and cities. more... [ Comment ]
- June 29, 2010
Pawel Kowal, 34, foreign policy advisor to Jaroslaw Kaczynski, discusses the Polish presidential candidate's positions toward Europe and Germany. He also criticizes an indirect call by a senior German politician on Poles not to cast ballots for Kaczynski when they return to polling booths for a run-off vote on July 4. more...
- January 12, 2010
In a SPIEGEL interview, Janusz Reiter, Poland's former ambassador to Germany, discusses the negative impact on Berlin-Warsaw relations caused by Erika Steinbach, the controversial president ofthe Federation of Expellees, which represents Germans forcefully expelled from Eastern Europe after World War II. more... [ Comment ]
- March 04, 2009
Chancellor Merkel can breathe a sigh of relief. Erika Steinbach, hated by Poland for her alleged revanchist views on World War II, will forego a spot on the board of a museum for Germans expelled from Eastern Europe. The decions could ease Berlin-Warsaw tensions. more...