On 25 February 1965, the Directorate-General for Steel of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) publishes a note on the High Authority’s attitude to the Associated African and Malagasy States (AAMS), in which it particularly analyses the issues related to the steel industry.
On 19 May 1953, in Luxembourg, Jean Monnet, President of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), welcomes the members of the Austrian Delegation to the High Authority and welcomes the rapprochement between Vienna and the ECSC Member States.
On 13 January 1958, Frenchman René Mayer hands over power to Belgian Paul Finet as President of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community. From right to left: Albert Coppé, René Mayer and Paul Finet.
In his opening speech delivered on 10 August 1952 at the inaugural session of the High Authority, Jean Monnet makes it clear that the ECSC wishes to be totally open to other States and international organisations.
On 10 August 1952, Jean Monnet inaugurates the first session of the ECSC High Authority, which he chairs, with an address in which he emphasises how important it is for the work of the Members of the High Authority to be seen to be independent of national influence.
The nine Members of the ECSC High Authority at their inaugural meeting in Luxembourg on 10 August 1952. From left to right: Paul Finet (BE), Léon Daum (FR), Enzo Giacchero (IT), Franz Etzel (DE), Jean Monnet (FR), Albert Coppé (BE), Dirk Spierenburg (NL), Albert Wehrer (LU) and Heinz Potthoff (DE).
On 19 May 1953, in Luxembourg, Carl Bobleter, Embassy Counsellor and Head of the Austrian Delegation to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), outlines the nature of the economic relations between Austria and the Six.
On 17 May 1956, as part of the Geneva tariff negotiations, L. Giretti, senior official at the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), outlines the main provisions of the agreement between Austria and the High Authority.
Jean Monnet (on the left), first President of the ECSC High Authority, and Joseph Bech (on the right), Luxembourg Foreign Minister, on the steps leading to Luxembourg City Hall, where the inaugural meeting of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) is held on 10 August 1952.