Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Integration Department (External): Registered Files (E(MX) Series)

FCO 98

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Integration Department (External): Registered Files (E(MX) Series)


This series contains records of the European Integration Department (External) of the Foreign and Commonweatlh Office. The records cover European Economic Community (EEC) policy on aid to third countries, EEC relations with non-Community countries, enlargement of the EEC by accession of new member states and implementation of the Lomé Convention (a trade and aid agreement between the EEC and African, Caribbean and Pacific (APC) countries).


The records are arranged by original file reference within annual cycles of registered files.

Related Material:
For records of the European Integration Department (External) for 1973-1975 and records of European Integration Department (Internal)
see also FCO 30
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   E(MX) Series
Legal status:
Public Record
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Integration Department (External), 1973-1980
Physical description:
977 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2006
Accumulation Dates:
Selection and destruction information:
Records selected by the FCO under The National Archives supervision under section of TNA's acquisition policy, dealing with the history of the conduct of the UK's external relations.
Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The European Integration Department (External) was formed in 1973, during the run up to the UK's accession to the European Economic Community (EEC), although a separate file series was not established for the department until 1976. It dealt with matters involving European political cooperation and the Community's relations with third countries and with western countries outside the EEC. In 1980 it became the European Community Department (External) and in 1994 the European Union Department (External).

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