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IRIS 1997-7:Extra

German-Polish Agreement on Cultural Co-operation

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Esther M. Harlow

Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

On 14 July 1997, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland concluded an agreement on cultural co-operation with the aim of developing their relations in all cultural areas, including science and education. It entered into force on 4 January 1999.

The agreement is guided by the provisions of the German-Polish Treaty of 17 June 1991 on good neighbourly relations and friendly co-operation.

For the purpose of exchanging views and experience and in order to develop co-operation, the contracting parties undertake to provide assistance on organising visits by representatives of the various areas of cultural life, including people working in the film industry. Article 11 of the agreement provides for the contracting parties to support the co-operation of bodies involved in film, television and radio in the contracting countries.

The production and exchange of films and other audiovisual media that serve the purposes of the agreement should as far as possible be supported by the contracting states.

Abkommen zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Republik Polen ├╝ber kulturelle Zusammenarbeit vom 14. Juli 1997, abrufbar unter: DE
  Agreement on cultural co-operation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland, of 14 July 1997