On 18 December 1971, the 'Group of Ten' publishes a communiqué detailing the main monetary measures approved by the Ministers and the Governors of the Central Banks of the ten countries participating in the General Agreements to Borrow, in Washington.
On 19 December 1971, on his return from the ‘Group of Ten’ Summit, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, French Economy and Finance Minister, gives an interview to ORTF (French Radio and Television Office) during which he shares his impressions of the results of the Washington meeting.
On 20 December 1971, German newspaper welcomes the agreements concluded at the Smithsonian Institute which, in particular, make provision for the realignment of the currencies of the industrialised countries and the adaptation of the system of currency fluctuation margins.
On 19 January 1972 in a speech to the Bundestag, German Finance Minister, Karl Schiller, lists the main outcomes of the Summit of the Ten in Washington and outlines the Federal Republic of Germany's monetary policy.
On 18 February 1972, the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera lists the new measures put forward by the German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, and the French President, Georges Pompidou, in order to combat the monetary crisis currently affecting Europe.