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The Council of Ministers of Western European Union (WEU) met on June 16, 1955 in London. The Council gave further consideration to the setting up of the European Commission for the Saar, and the following members were nominated by governments and approved by the Council: M. F. Dehousse (Belgium), P. De Paolis (Italy), M. A. Kunnen (Luxembourg), A. W. C. Bentinck (Netherlands), and George Ren-del (United Kingdom). The first meeting of the European Commission, it was decided, would be held on June 24 in London. The Council also decided that the inaugural meeting of the Assembly of WEU would be held on July 5 in Strasbourg.

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1 WEU, Communique, 06 16, 1955; for information on earlier activities of WEU, see International Organization, IX, p. 447448.

2 Council of Europe News, July 1955, p. 4; The Times (London), 06 25, 1955.

3 Council of Europe News, August 1955, p. 37.

4 WEU, Report of the European Commission on the Saar Referendum, 07 15, 1955, August 3, 1955.

5 Council of Europe News, August 1955, p. 37.

6 WEU, Report of the European Commission…, cited above, addendum.

7 Council of Europe News, September 1955, p. 2.

8 Chronology of International Events, XI, p. 521–522.

9 The Times (London), 09 20, 1955.

10 New York Times, October 5, 1955; ibid., October 6, 1955.

11 WEU, Resolutions Adopted by the Conference of European Rectors and Vice-Chancellors, 07 20–27, 1955.

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International Organization
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