/ Praising Poland can be dangerous
I would call a 2009 contraction of somewhere around 15% pretty disastrous. The market might be over the worst and growth projected, albeit around 2%, but that should not ignore the fact that the last two years have left the baltic tiger looking like a starved zoo animal. recover it will, I'm sure, but the whole crisis has left all three looking far from the ferocious entity of before. I don't think I'm the only person who predicts a cautious uplift, a very cautious and at times awkwardly slow uplift.
Well, Germany certainly repaid the favour to Poland by allowing Poland to join the EU.
point taken, name of the book incidentally? But my original point was it is not Germany that owes Poland, but the western allies. I think modern Germany has done an astounding and sincere job of atoning for the past. They will never wipe the slate clean, memories are too bitter, but they deserve complete credit for how far they have come.