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Berlin wants to subjugate Eastern Europe and regain the lands it lost, says Polish central bank chief

Berlin has plans to subjugate Eastern Europe and has plans for lands it lost in the past, said Adam Glapinski, the head of the National Bank of Poland, adding that his country stands as a bulwark against these ambitions.

Glapinski made the grim prediction of Warsaw’s current diplomatic confrontation with Berlin in an interview with Gazeta Polska, published on Wednesday.

Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, Berlin’s strategic objective has been to “to regain in one form or another their former lands, which are now within the Polish borders, and to subordinate the whole belt of countries between Germany and Russia”, said the Polish official.

Germany’s vision for the future of Europe is “the cooperation of two empires: Russian and German, with middle countries falling within the spheres of influence of both powers”, Glapinski added. Brexit has opened a window of opportunity for this, he believes.

Warsaw gained sovereignty over some German lands as a result of World War II. Nicknamed “Reclaimed Territories” in Poland, they include eastern German provinces that were once part of Poland at various times in its history and the territory of the Free City of Danzig.

The land swaps were partly seen as war reparations for Poland and partly as compensation for the Polish territories that the Soviet Union incorporated as its own after the war and which are now part of Belarus and Ukraine. Ethnic Germans were expelled from the reclaimed territories while Polish settlers were brought in.

Glapinski suggested that Germany’s core national interests compel it to covertly support Russia against Ukraine while publicly backing kyiv with military aid. He said that a strong and independent Ukraine allied with the United States “does not match” in the scenario of the Russian-German alliance.

Poland, with its independent domestic policy and refusal to join the euro zone, is another obstacle, he added. “Having a sovereign central bank, our own money – the zloty – and our dynamic economic growth is what hurts them the most,” Glapinski said, referring to EU leadership. Like other senior Polish officials, the central bank chief sees the EU as a vehicle for German interests.

Glapinski accused former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk of being Germany’s enforcer for Poland. The opposition politician who was also President of the European Council, was ” charged “ with the overthrow of Poland’s conservative government and the country’s adoption of the euro, Glapinski said. Tusk will be offered at “to become the head of the European Commission” as a reward, he predicts.

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