JMAS-151 David Bruce's diary entries - May 1953Documents from 01 May 1953 to 31 May 1953
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Remarks on: need for constitutional change in France to solve French Political situation,- UK association with EDC,- meeting with Georges Bidault, Foreign Office, prior to Ministers meeting where he emphasised his belief in European integration, but it would have to handled in France with adroit maneuvering with reference to Saar and disarmament,- talk with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer who was disposed to reach agreement in principle with French on Saar. Bruce feels Konrad Adenauer's attitude is too rigid,- Hervé Alphand's opinion, French Ambassador to Interim Committee of EDC, that failure to reach agreement on Saar will ensure the Treaty is not ratified in France
presentation to Jean Monnet of the Charlemagne Award for his contribution to Peace,- Monnet's trip as official guest of US Government along with Etzel and Dirk Spierenberg, (High Authority),discussion with Guy Mollet, French Socialist Party, willing to support EDC provided there will be an association with UK,- Bruce feels that draft of agreement of association between UK and EDC represents a great concession on part of GB.
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