JMAS-160 David Bruce's diary entries - February 1954Documents from 01 February 1954 to 28 February 1954
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Remarks on: comments by British Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden at Berlin Conference of 4 Powers expounding the benefits of EDC as a security instrument, preventing revival of German militarism,- talk with Jean Monnet about ECSC investment programme and new proposal for a short and immediate EPC Treaty, effective on a provisional basis till final Treaty is worked out and adopted. Jean Monnet says it is only in exploratory phase,- copy of telegram sent to John Foster Dulles from Bruce regarding his talk with Van Zeeland on EDC interests and Belgian atomic energy interests
Jean Monnet's decision after talks with Dulles to accept $100m loan in foreign currencies
discussion with Maurice Schumann, Under-Secretary at Quai d'Orsay on Joseph Laniel's wish to push EDC through,- visit to Italy, due to political instability there is indecision regarding EDC ratification | requests Dulles not to inform French on US declaration on subject of US forces in Europe and NATO policy, as they might use it as an excuse for not proceeding with EDC,- need for Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to negotiate immediately with Georges Bidault on Saar.
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