JMAS-118 David Bruce diary entries - May 1950Documents from 01 May 1950 to 31 May 1950
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Remarks on: conversation with Jean Monnet regarding Georges Bidault's proposal for a High Atlantic Council and concept of a continental coal and steel agreement,- discussions with Robert Schuman before his meeting with Dean Acheson regarding proposal for a Franco-German coal and steel pool formally announced 9 May, which Monnet had already informed Bruce about. Schuman explained that the offer was open to other nations. Bruce said he felt it was a constructive step on the part of the French Government and if developed properly would be a great incentive for peace, aside from its revolutionary economic implications,- meeting with Monnet before his departure for Germany and the Benelux countries to discuss coal and steel integration. Monnet stated that he was not discouraged by trip to Britain despite his belief that they won't join in the endeavor. Monnet emphasised need to press the enterprise vigorously and keep up the momentum | meeting with Monnet where he gave Bruce an update on new developments regarding the Schuman plan,- his hope that the French will go ahead with the initiative and issue a declaration on pooling arrangement despite British objections.
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