JMAS-159 David Bruce's diary entries - January 1954

Documents from 01 January 1954 to 31 January 1954

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: need to allay fears of European countries regarding the continued stationing of American troops in Europe,- talks with Jean Monnet regarding loan for ECSC. Jean Monnet opposed to offer of $100m, wants offer of $400m to start negotiations with US adminisatration. John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, believes Jean Monnet lost his opportunity by refusing US offer of $100m with the possibility of later negotiations for more. Bruce wants Monnet to talk with John Foster Dulles regarding the investment programme,- talk with René Pleven, says Joseph Laniel wants to bring EDC before Parliament and give it unstinted support on conditions of a Saar agreement and continued presence of US and UK troops in Europe
ratification of EDC in second chamber of Dutch Parliament,- comment by General Charles de Gaulle, said he would lead a revolution against EDC if it were ratified by the French Parliament,- meeting of 4 powers in Berlin, discussed China, Germany, EDC and Indochina,- advise to Alexander Parodi, urging him not to ask for more alterations to EDC Treaty.

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