JMAS-150 David Bruce's diary entries - April 1953

Documents from 01 April 1953 to 30 April 1953

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: visit to Holland regarding ratification of EDC Treaty and approval of the protocols. Prime Minister Drees against it but will not obstruct its ratification | discussions with Jean Monnet and Hervé Alphand concerning the slow down in connection with EPC. Alphand feels it is logical for Interim Committee of EDC to take it over as its work nearly completed,- talk with Alexandre Parodi, Foreign Office, worried about EDC and EPC, fears domination by Germans of these enterprises,- Italian Government's acceptance of protocols unconditionally, as long as French Government didn't add new ones,information received that Winston Churchill in a foreign affairs debate in the House of Commons would appeal to Germany, France and the Benelux to ratify EDC Treaty | news that Bundesrat decided instead of voting on Treaty to demand an opinion by the Constitutional Court, Bruce feels it is not unexpected,- visit to Venice to attend meeting of European Union of Federalists.

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