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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)


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DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-59             131
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.
Have agreed as follows
PART 1.-ARMAMENTs NOT To BE MANUFACTURED
ARTICLE 1
The High Contracting Parties, members of Western European
Union, take note of and record their agreement with the Declaration
of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (made in
London on October 3, 1954, and annexed hereto as Annex I) in which
the Federal Republic of Germany undertook not to manufacture in
its territory atomic, biological and chemical weapons. The types of
armaments referred to in this Article are defined in Annex II. These
armaments shall be more closely defined and the definitions brought
up to date by the Council of Western European Union.
ARTICLE 2
The High Contracting Parties, members of Western European
Union, also take note of and record their agreement with the under-
taking given by the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
in the same Declaration that certain further types of armaments will
not be manufactured in the territory of the Federal Republic of
Germany, except that if in accordance with the needs of the armed
forces a recommendation for an amendment to, or cancellation of,
the content of the list of these armaments is made by the competent
Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and
if the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany submit a
request accordingly, such an amendment or cancellation may be made
by a resolution of the Council of Western European Union passed
by a two-thirds majority. The types of armaments referred to in
this Article are listed in Annex III.
PART II.-ARMAMENTs To BE CONTROLLED
ARTICLE 3
When the development of atomic, biological and chemical weapons
in the territory on the mainland of Europe of the High Contracting
Parties who have not given up the right to produce them has passed
the experimental stage and effective production of them has started
there, the level of stocks that the High Contracting Parties concerned
will be allowed to hold on the mainland of Europe shall be decided
by a majority vote of the Council of Western European Union.
ARTICLE 4
Without prejudice to the foregoing Articles, the type of armaments
listed in Annex IV will be controlled to the extent and in the manner
laid down in Protocol No. IV.


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