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The AC/21 chronological series contains the records of the Committee to Examine the EDC Treaty.This Committee was created by a Council decision on 13 May 1952 (see C-M(52)3) to carry out the verification work on the Treaty Establishing the European Defence Community (EDC). It had to secure military experts’ support for examining the military aspects of the treaty.The Committee was comprised of national representatives and the Standing Group’s Liaison Officer or a member of his staff. It was chaired by Mr Fenoaltea and met four times in the 16–26 May 1952 period. On 26 May, the Committee submitted a report to the Council (see C-M(52)20) inviting the countries to sign the treaty.Once its mission had been accomplished, the Committee to Examine the EDC Treaty was disbanded.
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The documents in the AC/21 chronological series report on the discussions on acceptance of the Treaty Establishing the European Defence Community.
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The documents are arranged by type - Document (D) and Record/Summary Record (R).
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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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The records were circulated in NATO’s two official languages, English and French.
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