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Reference FCO 82/57
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Political relations between Western Europe and USA (1971)
Description Discussions on consultative machinery. British view that most US concerns on the subject of EEC enlargement relate to "expected future damage". US policy on international environmental and scientific work. Note from British Embassy in Washington DC on the US/German conference in Washington DC, 14-16 November 1971. Desire for lifting of US surcharge on imports. Speech by Edward Heath on 19 July 1971 will emphasize the importance of a co-operative partnership between the US and an enlarged European Community. Official Report of Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe, 13 May 1971, which considered relations between the US and Europe, including statement by Martin J Hillenbrand, Assistant Secretary of State, US State Department, with questions to Hillenbrand. US commitment to negotiation. Possible US troop withdrawals from Europe. US foreign policy. US balance of payments. Pressure groups in the US and protectionism. Possible abolition of the draft. Europe and the Soviet Union; psychological Soviet threat to European countries and question as to US view of this type of influence as opposed to a purely military threat. NATO. Questions on neo-isolationism, Berlin and the Vietnam War. Common Agricultural Policy. Preliminary Draft Resolution of the Political Affairs Committee of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Date 1971
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries Vietnam, United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom
Places Africa; Asia; Australia; Belgium; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Czechoslovakia; Eastern Europe; Europe; France; Germany; India; Iran; Japan; Laos; Mediterranean; Netherlands; Poland; South East Asia; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Connally, John B; Hillenbrand, Martin J; Zhou Enlai
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Common Market; Communist; Conference on European Security (CES); Congress; Council of Europe; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of Commerce; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Environment; European Economic Community; European integration; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Free trade; Great Powers; Inflation; Isolationism; Japanese; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Payments; Protectionist; Race; Recession; Republican Party; State Department; Textiles; Trade; Trade policy; Trade unions; Treasury; Troop withdrawal; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly; Vietnam War; Warsaw Pact; White House; withdrawal
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