JMAS-155 David Bruce's diary entries - September 1953

Documents from 01 September 1953 to 30 September 1953

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: Georges Bidault's statement that he would press for ratification of EDC as a concomitant to France obtaining aid from US for Indo-China,- text of telegram from Bruce to John Foster Dulles regarding Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's victory, feels it sould create situation forcing French Government to present EDC for ratification by providing additional aid for war in Indo-China
Konrad Adenauer's decision to keep Foreign Minister's portfolio,- André de Staercke's statement that he will go to Rome conference on EPC to head Belgian delegation and uphold the thesis of supranational powers in the EPC | Jean Monnet's disturbance at reports that instructions given to French delegates for the Rome conference concern the whittling down of supranational aspects, French cabinet divided on issue,- talk with Dr. Bech who says that Luxembourg Parliament would ratify EDC after one of Belgian Chambers acted favourably on it,- French cabinet debates on instructions for Rome, Bidault yielded on point of supernationality,- Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's ideas for possible alternatives in case EDC not ratified,- discussion with Jean Monnet who had spoken to various French political figures and is encouraged over prospects for ratification ofEDC and EPC,- advantages of Guy Mollet's Strasbourg speech declaring socialist support for EDC conditional on establishment via EPC democratic control by supranational executive over European army and close UK/EDC association.

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