As a result of the Round Table Agreement and the election of 1989 Poland appointed a noncommunist government led by Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki. The changes occurring in Poland were noted by the authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany. They were willing to make various reconciliation gestures, but were avoiding any binding declarations when it comes to recognizing Poland's western borders. ; Postponing, for tactical reasons, any decisions in this matter by Germany caused the increase of uncertainty and anxiety in Polish society. This issue was linked by chancellor Helmut Kohl with the problems of uniting the German country. Thus, with the support of the wellknown German politicians representing both the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union, he could not only neutralize the environment of the Federation of Expellees, but also introduce appropriate legal solutions to this matter that would satisfy their Polish neighbor.
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