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Germany: Harassment at the German-Polish border


Andrzej Krasnicki reports that motorists have been harassed on both
sides of the German-Polish border in recent days. It started with the
German police imposing fines against Poles for below-standard first aid
boxes. The Polish police then punished German drivers for not having
fire extinguishers, which are required in Poland. Says
Krasnicki, "Today, if residents of Swinoujscie want to visit Germany,
they take along a well-equipped German first-aid kit. These are selling
like hot cakes in the markets on the border, with a price tag of 6
euros. On the other side, German Federal Police inspect the contents
with embarrassing precision. Before he knows it, the Polish driver is
drowning in fines of 10 to 50 euros, for failing to have thermo foil,
for having bandage scissors of the wrong size, or for a missing first-
aid box, which is not required in Poland."

Re: Germany: Harassment at the German-Polish border

Errm - I don't have one at all!!

Re: Germany: Harassment at the German-Polish border

The polish first aid box has, a bandage, plaster, safety pin a bit of rubber tube. Not sure what the tube is for though.

Re: Germany: Harassment at the German-Polish border

to be used to beat up the border guards maybe?