More examples of appreciation soon.
I said I would only post about appreciation. But it seems I need to post both sides.1. Example of disregard (apparent)
Sarkozy has failed to invite Poland's head of state to this year's Normandy (D-Day) landing celebration despite Poland's participation in that offensive with Gen. Maczek's Mechanised unit.https://polishforums.com/archives/2005-2009/news/french-snub-war-effort-35529/
I wouldn`t really view it as a national issue. Rather private animosities between leaders of two countries: Sarkozy is pissed off at Kaczyński because the latter didn`t sign the Lisbon Treaty while France was heading the EUnion last year. And it was Kaczyński who had negotiated the treaty together with Sarkozy and promised to sign it, but failed.
If I were Sarkozy, I also wouldn`t invite Kaczyński, a liar and conman! :):):):)2. Example of disregard (real)Video clip produced by the European Commission on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism, does not show any pictures of the legendary Polish 'Solidarity' freedom movement, which cracked the Soviet dictatorship in Eastern Europe.
Instead, it focuses on the fall of Berlin wall, and briefly reviews events in other countries. Poland appears in the clip only for several seconds. We can see a piece of original TV footage, featuring Wojciech Jaruzelski proclaiming the martial law in 1981. The rest is footage from the re-enactment of historical events, staged in 1990s at the earliest, as the only banner captured on the tape is one with the logo of "Gazeta Polska" newspaper, established in 1993.
However, after a brawl following the release, with the involvement of Polish politicians and media, it was slightly corrected according to Polish expectations.According to the Chair of the Polish Committee for European Integration, Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, this is like showing France's history with no mention of the French Revolution".3. Appreciation:EC to make changes to 1989 film
The European Commissioned has informed that they will be making changes to a short film that fails to record Poland's historic role in ending communism in 1989.
Following an official complaint from Poland an EC spokesman said that the film makers never had the intention to neglect Poland's historic role in bringing communism to its knees.