Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the Polish ruling party “Law and Justice” said that the potential Polish initiative on demanding reparations from Germany for World War II is being intensely analyzed, as reported by Polskie Radio.
When asked whether Law and Justice aims to start negotiations with the German government on reparations, Kaczyński said that the party "does not rule out such an option," however he added that "there is another possibility… this can be done through American courts."
According to Kaczyński, for now the issue of reparations is at the level of parliament. A parliamentary team was established to assess the potential reparations from Germany. However, he also said that in the future, a special parliamentary committee could be created to address this issue, like it was done in Greece.
The head of the parliamentary team, Arkadiusz Mularczyk said that the assessment of potential compensation can take "from six months to a year." The team plans to hold the first official meeting between October 10 and 13, when the session of the lower house of parliament is held.
Earlier, it was reported that the Bureau of Legal Analysis of the Polish Sejm published a conclusion giving Poland legal grounds to demand military reparations from Germany. The commission estimates that because of Germany's actions during the Second World War, Poland incurred losses amounting to $48.8 billion.
Previously, it was reported that Germany rejected Poland's demand for new negotiations on the payment of additional reparations for the World War II, noting that this problem had already been settled in 1953.