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The German government on Thursday rejected a Polish call to negotiate World War II reparations with Berlin after Warsaw estimated the financial cost of its losses to be 1.3 trillion euros (dollars).

“The German government’s position is unchanged, the reparations issue is closed,” a foreign ministry spokesman said in an email to AFP. He pointed to a 1953 decision by Poland to renunciate reparation claims against East Germany which he called a “significant foundation for Europe’s order today”.


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