The Duke of Alba, Spanish Ambassador to London, informs the Spanish Foreign Ministry of the recent publication of the Rt. Hon. H. A. L. Fisher’s book A History of Europe, which makes reference to the Spanish Civil War.
The date of the departure of the first contingent of Spanish workers to Belgium, 25 March 1957, coincides with the date of the signing, in Rome, of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) by Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Report by the Council of Europe’s Committee on Non-Represented Nations on the situation in Spain, prepared by Annemarie Renger, Rapporteur, and unanimously adopted by the Committee on 6 November 1961 for submission to the Political Committee; more commonly known as the ‘Renger Report’.
Appearance of Salvador de Madariaga, President of the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement, Pascual Tomas, General Secretary of the General Union of Spanish Workers in Exile, Rodolfo Llopis, General Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, and Enrique Gironella, General Secretary of the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement, before the Committee on Non-Represented Nations of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Assembly on 16 December 1961 regarding the political situation in Spain.
On 19 December 1961, the European Parliamentary Assembly unanimously adopts the report drawn up on behalf of the Political Committee on the political and institutional aspects of accession to or association with the European Economic Community (EEC).
Letter from Fernando María Castiella, Spanish Foreign Minister, to Maurice Couve de Murville, President of the Council of Ministers of the European Economic Community, requesting that negotiations be opened to examine a possible association between Spain and the European Economic Community.
Article written by Jacobus Albertus Wilhelmus Burger, President of the Netherlands Socialist parliamentary group, published on 2 April 1962 in the Courrier Socialiste Européen, criticising the possibility of Spain’s future accession to or association with the European Communities.
Note which analyses the reactions in the French press to the news of the Spanish Government’s request to open negotiations with the European Economic Community, particularly with regard to the allusion made by Spanish Foreign Minister Fernando María Castiella that the country’s association might result in full membership of the Common Market.
The Director-General of International Organisations in the Spanish Foreign Ministry sends a copy to the Spanish Ambassador to London of a letter sent by the French Ambassador to Madrid to the Spanish Foreign Minister, Fernando María Castiella, containing information on France’s attitude to Spain’s application for association with the Common Market.
The Spanish Mission to the European Communities prepares a draft with the main points to negotiate and the arguments to put forward in Brussels to support the Spanish application for accession to the European Economic Community, with particular emphasis on economic and trade matters and on the points of the Treaty of Rome that could be accepted in full or with slight modifications.
On 29 June 1970, in Luxembourg, a preferential trade agreement is signed between the Commission of the European Communities and Spain, represented by Gregorio López Bravo, Spanish Foreign Minister. An additional protocol would be approved on 29 January 1973 at Val Duchesse, Belgium.
On 29 February 1972, Gaston Thorn, Luxembourg Minster for Foreign Affairs and President-in-Office of the Council of the European Communities, replies on behalf of his colleagues to the letter sent on 29 October 1971 by the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gregorio López-Bravo, to his counterparts in the European Economic Community. In his reply, he assures the Spanish Minister that the Council will give careful consideration to the problems that the enlargement of the Community could cause for the Trade Agreement concluded with Spain in 1970.