On 12 February 1969, the European Commission presents a memorandum to the Council on the coordination of economic policies and on monetary cooperation within the Community. The Council adopts the memorandum, known as the Barre Plan, on 17 July 1969.
On 27 November 1969, in an effort to maintain close cooperation with France, Willy Brandt, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), informs the French President, Georges Pompidou, of his plans a few days before the opening of the Hague Summit, due to be held on 1 and 2 December.
In an address to the European Summit in The Hague on 1 December 1969, Pierre Werner, the Luxembourg Prime Minister, emphasises the need to open accession negotiations as quickly as possible with a view to enlarging the Communities.
On 1 December 1969, at the opening of the Hague European Summit, the German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, emphasises the importance and the implications of an enlargement of the European Communities and sets out his ideas on the deepening of the European integration process.
On 1 December 1969, in The Hague, the French President, Georges Pompidou, suggests to his European colleagues that they continue with the completion, deepening and enlargement of the European Economic Community (EEC).
On 2 December 1969, at the conclusion of European Summit at The Hague, Jean Rey, President of the European Commission, indicates the resolve of the Six gradually to establish an economic and monetary union.
On 1 December 1969, on the occasion of the Hague Summit, the Heads of State or Government of the Six pose for the traditional group photo. In the first row (from left to right): Mariano Rumor, Willy Brandt, Georges Pompidou, Piet de Jonck, Gaston Eyskens, Jacques Chaban-Delmas and Pierre Werner. In the second row (from left to right): Aldo Moro, Gaston Thorn, Maurice Schumann, Pierre Harmel, Joseph Luns and Walter Scheel.
Pierre Werner, Luxembourg Minister of State and President of the Government, Gaston Eyskens, Belgian Prime Minister, Gaston Thorn, Luxembourg Foreign Minister, and Pierre Harmel, Belgian Foreign Minister, at the European Summit in The Hague on 1 and 2 December 1969.
On 1 and 2 December 1969, on the initiative of the French President, Georges Pompidou, the Heads of State or Government of the Six meet in The Hague in order to define the methods of reviving the European integration process.
On 4 December 1969, in its coverage of the decisions taken at the Hague European Summit of 1 and 2 December, the French daily newspaper Le Monde considers the monetary policy of the Six and their determination to establish an economic and monetary union.
On 4 December 1969, Pierre Werner, Luxembourg Prime Minister, makes a statement before the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies on the decisions taken and the political guidelines adopted by the Six two days earlier, at the end of the European Summit in The Hague.
On 16 December 1969, the Belgian economic daily newspaper L’Écho de la Bourse comments on the address given to the European Parliament by Jean Rey, President of the European Commission, on the outcome of the Hague Summit held on 1 and 2 December 1969.
In this interview, Jean Mischo, member of the Legal Service of the Commission of the European Communities from 1964 to 1969 and Chief Administrator in the Cabinets of European Commissioners Victor Bodson and Albert Borschette from 1969 to 1970, discusses the 1969 Hague Summit that determined the arrangements for a revival of the European integration process; these included the establishment of a committee of experts, chaired by Pierre Werner, tasked with analysing the establishment by stages of economic and monetary union in the European Community.