JMAS-162 David Bruce's diary entries - April 1954Documents from 01 April 1954 to 30 April 1954
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Remarks on: talk with Georges Bidault on different German/French approaches to Europeanisation of Saar. Bruce feels Saar Commissioner should not have vote in Council of Ministers,- German concern over Maurice Schumann's statement implying tht the purpose of Europeanisation was to bring the Saar politically under European institutions but to maintain the status quo on economic questions
Jean Monnet doing well in negotiation loan for ECSC in Washington,- John Foster Dulles' request that Bruce talk to Guy Mollet and reassure him that US would not do anything reckless in Indo-China,- Joseph Laniel's authorisation for the signing of the UK/EDC Treaty and Anthony Eden's statement in House of Commons, regarding the placing of British armoured divisions under European army command
Konrad Adenauer's disillusionment with French attitude regarding setting date for EDC,- release of American assurances on EDC,- joint telgram from Bruce and Jim Conant to Dulles asking to inform French Government that if it did not precipitate debate on EDC, the US and UK would publically suggest the implementation of the Bonn Treaty dealing with the German Contractuals,- announcement of extension of ESC loan,- Walter Hallstein's statement that if French Parliament does not act upon EDC Treaty, Konrad Adenauer would request that the return of German sovereignty would be seperate from EDC Treaty.
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