On 15 September 1949, the German magazine Die Gegenwart speculates on the political future of the territory of the Saar and outlines the discussions held between France and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) on this subject.
On 21 September 1949, the Dutch journal Internationale Spectator comments on the economic and political situation of the Saar and on its implications for France and the fledgling Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
In January 1951, in the journal Notre Europe, Johannes Hoffmann, Prime Minister of the Saar, outlines the historical background of the Saar and emphasises the economic and political role that the Saar region intends to play at European level.
On 26 August 1953, the Dutch Socialist delegate, Marinus van der Goes van Naters, presents his report to the members of the Committee on General Affairs of the Council of Europe proposing that the Saar be made into a European territory.
On 31 August 1953, the Dutch Socialist Delegate, Marinus van der Goes van Naters, rapporteur to the Committee on General Affairs of the Council of Europe, tables a draft resolution aimed at making the Saar into a European territory.
On 11 November 1950, Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, Head of the General Directorate of Economic and Financial Affairs at the French High Commission in Germany, drafts a short note on the attitude that the British might adopt were the International Authority for the Ruhr (IAR) to cease to exist following the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).
On 6 December 1951, Carl Friedrich Ophüls, Civil Administrator in the Federal Ministry of Justice, retraces the history of the International Authority for the Ruhr (IAR) from the time of its establishment in April 1949 to its dissolution upon the entry into force of the Schuman Plan for coal and steel.
On 28 June 1951, Albert Bureau, Director of the Iron and Steel Industry in the French Ministry of Industrial Production, drafts a report on the implications of the demerging of the German iron and steel industry in the Ruhr industrial basin.
On 19 October 1951, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States adopt a protocol in Paris which terminates the activities of the International Authority for the Ruhr.
On 27 May 1952, in the light of the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community, the United States, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom sign an agreement in Paris which terminates the activities of the International Authority for the Ruhr.
On 30 October 1949, US Secretary of State Dean Acheson writes to Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, to assure him of his interest in seeking a concerted solution regarding the international status of Germany.
On 30 October 1949, Dean Acheson, US Secretary of State, sends a letter to Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, in which he refers to the settlement of the German question and proposes that France take the initiative to establish the main lines of a common policy for the Western Allies with the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), so that the FRG can be integrated into Western Europe as soon as possible.
Conversation between French President, Vincent Auriol, and High Commissioner of the French Republic in Germany, André François-Poncet, on the future status of the Federal Republic of Germany and its relations with the Allies.
On 7 January 1950, the French daily newspaper Le Monde speculates on the various forms of economic cooperation between France and the Federal Republic of Germany and reports the views on this subject that are current in German political and economic circles.
Robert Mischlich, a close collaborator of Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, looks at the evolution of relations between France and Germany and particularly focuses on Schuman's relationship with Konrad Adenauer.
On 8 May 1950, in his official reply to Robert Schuman’s letter which he received the previous day, the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, informs Mr Schuman of his interest in the plan to pool European coal and steel.
Replying personally to Robert Schuman’s letter dated 7 May 1950, the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, expresses his confidence in the French Foreign Minister’s plan for the future of Franco–German relations.
On 11 November 1980, in an interview granted to journalist Roger Massip, Bernard Clappier, former Head of the Private Office of French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, describes the circumstances in which the Schuman Plan was prepared in 1950 and outlines the role played by Jean Monnet.
On 10 and 11 May 1970, in an interview given to journalist Georges Suffert, Jean Monnet, former Commissioner-General of the French National Planning Board, discusses the state of Franco-German relations in the aftermath of the Second World War.