Marking the Polish-German Treaty of Good Neighborhood and Friendly Cooperation
On June 17, 1991, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland signed a treaty vowing to be good neighbors: to respect national boundaries and to contribute to peace in Europe by pursuing joint reconciliation efforts. It was an important step for the painful relationship between the two countries, but also for reconciliation efforts more broadly.
Reconciliation has long been a focus of AICGS’ work. On this 28th anniversary of the German-Polish treaty, AICGS is pleased to highlight three pieces that show the importance of reconciliation for the two countries, the political dynamics that are shaped by reconciliation efforts, and how this relationship can be viewed with a broader lens of reconciliation globally.
At a Crossroads? German-Polish Reconciliation in Light of the Recent Changes in the Polish Government