Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Economic Organisations Department and successors: Registered Files (ME and MW Series)
This series contains records of the European Economic Organisations Department of the Foreign Office, and its successors. The records cover the period from the start of the ultimately successful application by the UK to join the European economic communities, and the UK's consequent withdrawal from the European Free Trade Association. The series also deals with UK relations with other economic organisations operating in Europe, work of the Anglo-Danish Liaison Committee and the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Area Agreement.
Former file reference order within file cycles
The European Economic Organisations Department of the Foreign Office dealt with the UK's relations with the European Economic Community, Euratom and the European Coal and Steel Community, with the European Free Trade Association, with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Western European Union, with the European Movement in the UK, and with the proposed North Atlantic Free Trade Area.
In April 1969 the European Economic Organisations Department was renamed the European Economic Integration Department, though its functions were basically unaltered, and in 1973, in the run up to the UK's accession to the communities, the Department split in two, the European Integration Department (External), dealing with European political co-operation and Community relations with third countries, and the European Integration Department (Internal) dealing with the internal working and development of the Community, and parliamentary and legal aspects of UK membership.
Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.
Users have not yet tagged this record
Use the form below to include your knowledge of this record. If your description includes any citable references, please add these to the "Citable References?" field on the right, remebering to seperate each reference with a comma, for example (FO 176/1/1, FO 178/2/1, and so on...)
- FCO Records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors
- Records of the Economic Geographical Departments
- FCO 30 Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Economic Organisations...