Polish Senate, Bundesrat heads discuss bilateral relations, regional cooperation

Polish Senate Speaker Stanisław Karczewski and President of the German Bundesrat Daniel Günther met in Warsaw on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations, important upcoming anniversaries as well as parliamentary and regional cooperation.

The talks also covered the problem of the German states' insufficient, according to the Polish side, involvement in the process of teaching young Poles their native language in schools. Mr Karczewski told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) that he had been assured by Daniel Günther of his efforts to raise the quality of Polish language teaching to an even higher level.

Among the topics discussed was the possibility of building a monument to Polish WWII victims. The idea, according to Mr Karczewski, also received Mr Günther's backing.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising.

Stanislaw Karczewski and Daniel Günther also discussed cooperation within the Weimar Triangle, between the French, German and Polish senates. He added that this topic will be raised during a meeting in Paris on Thursday.

"In Paris, we will sum up a series of seminars and conferences on cyber security and hate speech spread over the Internet that have already been held in Warsaw and Berlin," he said.