Poland rejects Stoiber's demands

Stoiber's statement elicited a sharp response from the Polish Prime Minister, just as the earlier demands addressed to the Czech Republic were smartly rejected by the entire Czech Parliament (a fact the European Parliament apparently chose to ignore). The Polish Foreign Minister, Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz led the Polish reaction against Stoiber's demands, saying that EU leaders should look to the future, not to the past. He was later joined by the Polish Prime Minister, Leszek Miller. (The issue of land sales to Germans is already a very sensitive issue in Poland, even without Stoiber's demand for a wholesale repatriation or restitution of Germans.)