JMAS-156 David Bruce's diary entries - October 1953

Documents from 01 October 1953 to 31 October 1953

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: American offical opinion that unless EDC ratified soon, there would be an almost total cessation of appropriations for it from Congress
talk with Max Kohnstamm Secretary-General of High Authority of Coal and Steel about EDC and EPC
visit to Holland, discussed Dutch demands at Rome meeting for economic integration,copy of memo from Bruce to Jim Conant, US Ambassador to Bonn, concerning his belief that French Parliament would not consider EDC Treaty unless a prior agreement with Germany was negotiated,- Bruce told Walter Hallstein, that US in favour of holding out for strong, independent supranational executive appointed by and responsible to European Parliament,- discussion regarding Jean Monnet's talks with Messrs. Dulles, Bowie and Salisbury,- reports on prospect of withdrawal of US troops from Europe,- talk with Dirk Pieter Spierenburg who says Dutch Parliament will not ratify EPC unless definite provision is made for the eventual attainment of a common market, but Dutch decided to postpone consideration of economic market at Hague Conference because of complexity of issues and accepted the institutional provisions of EDC, including a real supranational executive and one chamber elected directly by people of Europe.

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