Deputy defence minister Bartosz Kownacki harks back to 16th-century cutlery history in ongoing row about cancellation of Airbus helicopter deal Poland’s deputy defence minister has claimed that Poles taught the French how to use forks as a diplomatic row rages over the handling of a failed multi-billion euro helicopter deal.
Bartosz Kownacki was speaking after France withdrew the Polish delegation’s invitation to a Euronaval industry fair in Paris next week amid tension over the breakdown in talks aimed at Poland buying Airbus choppers.
French President Francois Hollande has postponed a visit to Poland next week after Warsaw pulled out of a major deal to buy Airbus military helicopters, his office announced Friday.
Note to self: Don't anger Poland's deputy defense minister, or he'll remind you about your country's uncouth eating habits from the 1500s. That was Bartosz Kownacki's reaction after France apparently rescinded Poland's invite to the...
French-based aircraft-maker Airbus has slammed the Polish government over the cancellation of a three-billion-euro contract for military helicopters. President François Hollande has cancelled a visit to Warsaw Thursday over the row.
France-based Airbus hit back on Tuesday at Poland’s decision to cancel a multi-billion-euro military helicopter deal, deepening a bitter row that is threatening to turn into a full international diplomatic incident between Paris and...