On 11 May 1950, the Austrian daily newspaper Arbeiter-Zeitung welcomes the proposal made by Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, to place all French and German production under the supervision of a supranational authority, although he warns against the establishment of this union on the basis of capitalist conglomerations.
On 10 June 1950, the Vienna-based weekly newspaper Die österreichische Furche comments on the statement made the previous day in Paris by Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, emphasising, in particular, the significance of the United Kingdom's reaction to the proposed establishment of a European coal and steel pool.
On 10 June 1950, the Austrian weekly newspaper Weststeirische Rundschau comments on the implications of the Schuman Plan which aims, in particular, to put Franco-German coal and steel output under supranational control.
On 19 April 1951, the Austrian daily newspaper Wiener Zeitung comments on the signing, the previous day, in Paris, of the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) by the Foreign Ministers of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
On 14 April 1951, in its coverage of the signing, four days later, in Paris, of the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the Vienna-based weekly newspaper Die österreichische Furche emphasises the innovative character of this European organisation.
On 24 February 1957, in an article for the Vienna-based daily newspaper Arbeiter-Zeitung, Karl Czernetz, Socialist Member of the Austrian National Council, outlines the importance for Austria of participation in the economic integration of Europe, with particular regard to the planned large European free trade area.
On 26 March 1957, the Austrian daily newspaper Wiener Zeitung comments on the signing by the Six, the previous day, in Rome, of the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom).
On 27 March 1957, in an interview for the Press Service of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), Fritz Bock, Austrian Minister for Trade and Industry, comments on the signing of the Rome Treaties and on their possible consequences for Austria.
On 10 November 1957, in an article for the Vienna-based daily newspaper Arbeiter-Zeitung, Karl Czernetz, Socialist Member of the Austrian National Council, considers Austria's economic situation against the background of the debates surrounding the planned European free trade area.