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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
(1959)

Paris protocols amending the Brussels Treaty and establishing the Western European Union, October 23, 1954,   pp. 124-141 PDF (6.2 MB)


Page 125

DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 19 4 4-5 9
The President of the Italian Republic
His Excellency M. Gaetano Martino, Minister of Foreign
Affairs.
Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
His Excellency M. Joseph Bech, Prime Minister, Minister of
Foreign Affairs.
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands
His Excellency M. John Willem Beyen, Minister of Foreign
Affairs.
Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories,
Head of the Commonwealth
For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland
The Right Honourable Sir Anthony Eden, K.G., M.C.,
Member of Parliament, Principal Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs.
Who, having exhibited their full powers found in good and due form,
Have agreed as follows:
ARTICLE I
The Federal Republic of Germany and the Italian Republic hereby
accede to the Treaty as modified and completed by the present
Protocol.
The High Contracting Parties to the present Protocol consider the
Protocol on Forces of Western European Union (hereinafter referred
to as Protocol No. II), the Protocol on the Control of Armaments and
its Annexes (hereinafter referred to as Protocol No. III), and the
Protocol on the Agency of Western European Union for the Control
of Armaments (hereinafter referred to as Protocol No. IV) to be an
integral part of the present Protocol.
ARTICLE II
The sub-paragraph of the Preamble to the Treaty: "to take such
steps as may be held necessary in the event of renewal by Germany
of a policy of aggression" shall be modified to read: "to promote
the
unity and to encourage the progressive integration of Europe."
The opening words of the 2nd paragraph of Article I shall read:
"The co-operation provided for in the preceding paragraph, which will
be effected through the Council referred to in Article VIII * *
ARTICLE III
The following new Article shall be inserted in the Treaty as Article
IV:
"In the execution of the Treaty the High Contracting Parties
and any organs established by Them under the Treaty shall work
in close co-operation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
"Recognising the undesirability of duplicating the Military
Staffs of NATO, the Council and its agency will rely on the ap-
propriate Military Authorities of NATO for information and
advice on military matters."
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