JMAS-168 David Bruce's diary entries - October 1954Documents from 01 October 1954 to 31 October 1954
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Remarks on: Jean Monnet's hopes that a principle of European unity can be reintroduced at London Conference,- progress of conference and emergence of text,- he feels the agreement offers the best alternative,- talk with William Tomlinson about future US representation to ECSC, as Jean Monnet loath not to have a special full time representative
President Eisenhower's enthusiastic reception for agreement at London,- talk with Jean Monnet and Tomlinson. Jean Monnet feels it is important to inject an element of supernationality into the agreement by attempting to secure agreement to the election by popular suffrage of the Common Assembly of the ECSC, which is time would develop a programme for political unity. Bruce says US cannot propose amendments to agreement,- talk with Jean Monnet, not discouraged over chances for eventual European unity. Decides not to tender resignation from High Authority so as not to embarrass decisions on the London Agreements in the French Paarliament
letter from Jean Monnet to John Foster Dulles requesting Tomlinson as US representative in Europe for matters of European unity,- signing of Saar agreement, which he feels will be construed as a victory for France, and the London agreement.
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