Letter from the Netherlands Foreign Minister to his ECSC partners (14 February 1953)
On 14 February 1953, Jan Willem Beyen, Netherlands Foreign Minister, outlines to his counterparts from the Member States of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) the proposals of the Netherlands Government regarding economic and political cooperation among the Six which are to form the basis of the May 1955 Benelux memorandum on the revival of European integration.
Source: Archives historiques du Conseil de l'Union européenne, Bruxelles, Rue de la Loi 175. Négociations des traités instituant la CEE et la CEEA (1955-1957), CM3. Réunion des ministres des affaires étrangères, Messine, 01-03.06.1955, CM3/NEGO/003.