On 2 July 1956, the Soviet representative to the European Office of the United Nations, A. Tchistiakov, submits a memorandum from the Soviet Union Government concerning the draft pan-European agreement on economic cooperation to Gunnar Myrdal, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe.
On 17 March 1957, the Italian daily newspaper Il nuovo Corriere della Sera leads with Moscow’s attempts to scupper the plans for European unification devised by the Member States of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).
On 19 July 1961, reporting on a meeting of the Six at Bad Godesberg, a suburb of Bonn, Radio Moscow refers to the European Common Market as a military bloc and criticises the military revanchism of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
‘Shared seats’. On 20 February 1962, the satirical Moscow weekly publication Krokodil criticises the predominant roles of France and the Federal Republic of Germany in the European Economic Community (EEC) to the detriment of the United Kingdom, a country that they are deliberately keeping on the sidelines.
'Merely bluff and decadence!! Come 1980, we'll have all that too!' In July 1962, the cartoonist Fritz Behrendt portrays Moscow's criticism of the European Economic Community and of the free market economy.
‘EEC and COMECON – Your bull’s very vigorous, European farmer, – my cow wouldn’t be against a spot of insemination’. In September 1962, the German cartoonist Hentrich portrays Moscow’s attitude towards the European Economic Community in the German satirical magazine Simplicissimus.
'The Common Market — scrambled eggs, Bonn-style'. In September 1962, the Communist weekly publication Krokodil takes a satirical look at the end of the first European agricultural 'marathon' and at the role played by the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, in the negotiations.
‘To get closer or not – is that the question?’ In 1967, the cartoonist, Hans Geisen, illustrates the implications of the meeting held from 24 to 26 April 1967 in Karlovy-Vary (Karlsbad) of representatives from Communist parties and workers within Europe, focussing particularly on a collective security system based on the principles of peaceful coexistence between states which have different social systems.
On 4 July 1969, Louis George Rabot, Director-General of Agriculture at the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) submits a note to Sicco Mansholt, Vice-President of the CEC, in which he speculates on the consequences of certain commercial agreements concluded by the Member States with state-trading countries.