Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
Paris protocols amending the Brussels Treaty and establishing the Western European Union, October 23, 1954, pp. 124-141 PDF (6.2 MB)
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. Johan 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. Have agreed as follows:- ARTICLE 1 1. The land and air forces which each of the High Contracting Parties to the present Protocol shall place under the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, in peace-time -on the mainland of Europe shall not exceed in total strength and number of formations: (a) for Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, the maxima laid down for peace-time in the Special Agreement annexed to the Treaty on the Establish- ment of a European Defence Community signed at Paris, on May 27,1952; and (b) for the United Kingdom, four divisions and the Second Tactical Air Force; (c) for Luxembourg, one regimental combat team. 2. The number of formations mentioned in paragraph 1 may be brought up to date and adapted as necessary to make them suitable for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, provided that the equiva- lent fighting capacity and total strengths are not exceeded. 3. The statement of these maxima does not commit any of the High Contracting Parties to build up or maintain forces at these levels, but maintains their right to do so if required. ARTICLE 2 As regards naval forces, the contribution to N.A.T.O. Commands of each of the High Contracting Parties to the present Protocol shall be determined each year in the course of the Annual Review (which takes into account the recommendations of the N.A.T.O. military authorities). The naval forces of the Federal Republic of Germany shall consist of the vessels and formations necessary for the defensive missions assigned to it by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation within the limits laid down in the Special Agreement mentioned in Artice I, or equivalent fighting capacity.
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