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Polish parliament votes to seek reparations from Germany for WW II

[JURIST] The Polish parliament voted unanimously Friday to pursue compensation from Germany for World War II damages, 65 years and 9 days after German troops invaded Poland under orders from Nazi leader Adolph Hitler. The resolution, which has heightened increasing tensions between the two countries, also claimed to absolve the Polish government of any liability to Germans forced to relocate westward when the borders were shifted after the war. Reparations between Poland and Germany have been in dispute since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but debate has become even more heated since Poland joined the EU in May. Der Spiegel has local coverage (in German). Background on reparations issuu is available here. Deutsche Welle has more.

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