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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)

Communiqué on the sixth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, June 20, 1949 [extracts],   pp. 63-64 PDF (821.0 KB)


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DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-59
rity, prestige, and requirements of the Occupying Forces, he may
appeal to the Allied High Commission. Such an appeal shall serve
to suspend action for 30 days, and thereafter unless two of the High
Commissioners indicate that the grounds do not justify further sus-
pension.
(c) If such an appeal is from an action of the Allied Kommanda-
tura either declining to disapprove or deciding to disapprove German
legislation, such legislation shall be provisionally disapproved for the
duration of the appeal period.
7. A Commandant who considers that a decision made by less than
unanimous vote involving any other matter reserved by the "State of
Principles Governing the Relationship between the Allied Kom-
mandatura and Greater Berlin" is not in conformity with basic tri-
partite policies regarding Germany, may appeal to the Allied High
Commisison. An appeal in this case shall serve to suspend action for
a period not to exceed 21 days from the date of the decision unless the
Allied High Commission decides otherwise. If such appeal is from
an action of the Allied Kommandatura either declining to dis approve
or deciding to disapprove German legislation, such legislation shall
be provisionally disapproved for the duration of the appeal period.
8. All powers of the Allied Kommandatura shall be uniformly exer-
cised in all Sectors of Berlin under the control of the Allied Kom-
mandatura, in accordance with tripartite polices and directives.
9. (a) The Chairmanship of the Allied Kommandatura shall rotate
on a monthly basis.
(b) The number of Committees shall be kept to a minimum con-
sistent with efficiency.
10. This Agreement will be subject to review by the Commandants
on termination of the present exceptional circumstances in Berlin, or
whenever, in the opinion of a Commandant such review is deemed
desirable for other reasons.
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Communique on the Sixth Session of the Council of Foreign
Ministers, June 20, 19491
[Extract]
The Sixth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, attended by
the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of France, M. Robert Schuman; of
the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Mr. A. Y. Vyshinsky; of the
United Kingdom, the Right Honorable Ernest Bevin.; and of the
United States of America, Mr. Dean Acheson, took place in Paris from
May 23 to June 20, 1949. During this meeting the German question
and the Austrian treaty were discussed. The Council of Foreign
Ministers took the following decisions.
I. THE GERMAN QUESTION
Despite the inability at this session of the Council of Foreign Min-
isters to reach agreement on the restoration of the economic and
political unity of Germany, the Foreign Ministers of France, the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom, and the
'1 Germany, 1947-1949: The Story in Document8, pp. 69-70.
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