Report from the working group to the Conference of Ministers (London, 14 October 1954)

On 14 October 1954, a working group drafts a document for the Conference of Ministers of the Nine, due to be held in Paris on 21 October. The first Protocol amends and complements the Brussels Treaty on the basis of the Final Act of the London Conference. It provides for the accession of Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany to the Brussels Treaty, for the powers of the Council to be clarified and extended and for the Council to be reorganised based on the structure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Political scrutiny of the Agency for the Control of Armaments (ACA) is assigned to the Council. The working group establishes the relations between the new Western European Union (WEU) and NATO, recognising the importance of close cooperation between the two organisations.

Source and copyright

Source: Groupe de Travail de Londres. Rapport du Groupe de Travail à la Conférence des Ministres. Londres: 14101954. 15 F. 7 p.

Archives nationales de Luxembourg (ANLux). Western European Union Archives. Secretariat-General/Council’s Archives. 1954-1987. London Working Group. Year: 1954, 29/09/1954-14/10/1954. File IP-003. Volume 1/1.

Copyright: (c) WEU Secretariat General - Secrétariat Général UEO

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