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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1949. Council of Foreign Ministers; Germany and Austria
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Austria,   pp. 1057-1292 PDF (87.7 MB)


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COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS
the establishment of closer economic ties between the Zones and more
effective implementation of trade and other economic agreements.
CFM Files: Lot M-88: Box 142: United States Delegation Minutes
Memorandum by the Soviet Delegation to the Courcil of Foreign
                            Ministers'
                            [Translation]
SECRET                                      [PARIS, June 16, 1949.]
                       [AUSTRIAN TREATY]
  The USSR Delegation agrees with the proposals set forth in the
Memorandum of Mr. Schuman of June 15.on the Treaty for Austria 2
provided that the following more accurate definitions are introduced
into these proposals:
  1. To add in par. "a" that the Treaty for Austria shall contain
pro-
visions for the guarantees of the rights of the Slovene and Croat
national minorities in Austria.
  2. In par. "c" after the words: "except those rights to
the oil assets
and Danube Shipping Company properties transferred to the Soviet
Union under other paragraphs of Article 35 of the Treaty" to add the
words: "indicated in the USSR proposal of January 24, 1948." 3
  Also in the part which deals with reciprocal waivers of creditor
claims delete the words: "with reciprocal waivers of creditor claims
arising out of exercising the Allied Control of these properties, rights
or interests after May 8, 1945" and insert the words "and the assets
transferred to the Soviet Union as well as the assets which the Soviet
Union cedes to Austria shall be transferred without any charges or
claims either on the part of the Soviet Union or on the part of Austria."
At the same time it is understood that the words "charges or claims"
mean not only creditor claims arising out of exercising the Allied
control of these properties, rights or interests after May 8, 1945, as it
is stated in the Memorandum of Mr. Schuman of June 15, 1949, but
also all other claims including the claims on taxation.
  Ut is also understood the reciprocal waivers by the USSR and Aus-
tria of charges and claims apply to all charges and claims to such
'This memorandum was circulated at the 21st meeting of the Council June 16,
1949; for the minutes of that session, see p. 1026.
2 For the text of this memorandum, see footnote 5 to the minutes of the 21st
session of the Council, June 16, p. 1009.-
The text of the January 24, 1948, Soviet proposal on German Assets in Austria.
OFM (D) (L) (48) (A) 1, is printed in Foreign Relations, 1948, vol. ii, p.
1448.
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