JMAS-117 David Bruce's diary entries - April 1949Documents from 01 April 1950 to 30 April 1950
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Remarks on: funeral of Leon Blum,- discussions on form of organisation to carry out foreign economic aid activities after the termination of the Marshall Plan,- talks with David Schoenbrun about the possibility that the French Government would immediately advocate an enlargement of the present Atlantic Pact Organisation so that a permanent body would deal with matters political and economic in nature,- discussions with Jean Monnet and others on possible ways of strengthening NATO and of extending its activities beyond the military into the political and economic fields,- meeting with Georges Bidault regarding his concept of a High Atlantic Council for peace. Bidault feels that the interests of Great Britain would have to be linked more closesly with those of the other Atlantic Treaty powers and that Germany be associated as closely as possible without joining NATO, also he stated he would welcome any steps which would bring Germany and France together in closer economic, political and cultural ties
conversation with Milton Katz, US representative to ECA and Dr. Stikker, Dutch Foreign Minister and President of OEEC, who feels that the only solution to European problems is for US to participate more fully in discussions among European nations but for the US to force European countries as well as UK to follow a general line of policy,- discussion with Monnet regarding Bidault's proposal for a High Atlantic Council for Peace, and his own idea of a Franco-German economic union.
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