Cover Osteuropa 3-5/2018

In Osteuropa 3-5/2018

The greater the danger, the greater the honour
History policy and foreign policy in Poland

Klaus Bachmann

Deutsche Fassung


The Polish government under the Law and Justice party (PiS) is promoting an active history policy. State funds are being used to reinforce patriotism and Christian values. This is having an impact on foreign policy. An erratic personnel policy and a lack of coherence in the foreign policy decision-making process are contributing to an increase in influence by history policy interest groups with regard to foreign policy towards Ukraine, for example. This is leading to alienation and conflicts with regard to Ukraine and creating closer ties with Belarus.

(Osteuropa 3-5/2018, pp. 413–434)