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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)

Declaration by the Western foreign ministers, on Berlin, October 22, 1954,   pp. 123-124 PDF (790.0 KB)


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


Page 124

DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY) 1944-5 9
Ministers of France, the United Kingdom and the United States have
noted with deep satisfaction the close and friendly cooperation be-
tween the Allied and Berlin authorities. The Three Powers are de-
termined to ensure the greatest possible degree of self-government
in Berlin compatible with Berlin's special situation. Accordingly, the
three Governments have instructed their representatives in Berlin
to consult with the authorities of that city with a view to implementing
jointly and to the fullest degree possible the foregoing principles.
Paris Protocols Amending the Brussels Treaty and Establishing
the Western European Union, October 23, 1954'
PROTOCOL MODIFYING AND COMPLETING THE
BRUSSELS TREATY
Pari8, October 23,1954
His Majesty, The King of the Belgians, the President of the French
Republic, President of the French Union, Her Royal Highness the
Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Her Majesty The Queen of the
Netherlands and 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, Parties to the Treaty of
Economic, Social and Cultural Collaboration and Collective Self-
Defence, signed at Brussels on March the 17th, 1948, hereinafter
referred to as the Treaty, on the one hand,
and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany and the
President of the Italian Republic on the other hand,
Inspired by a common will to strengthen peace and security;
Desirous to this end of promoting the unity and of encouraging the
progressive integration of Europe;
Convinced that the accession of the Federal Republic of Germany
and the Italian Republic to the Treaty will represent a new and
substantial advance towards these aims;
Having taken into consideration the decisions of the London Con-
ferences as set out in the Final Act of October the 3rd, 1954, and its
Annexes;
Have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:
His Majesty the King of the Belgians
His Excellency M. Paul-Henri Spaak, Minister of Foreign
Affairs.
The President of the French Republic, President of the French
Union
His Excellency M. Pierre Mendes-France, Prime Minister,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany
His Excellency Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Federal Chancellor,
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1 Ibid., pp. 63-80. The protocols entered into force May 6, 1955. For the
text of the
Brussels Treaty of March 17, 1948 among Great Britain, Belgium, France, Luxembourg,
and the Netherlands, see ibid., pp. 82-86.
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