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Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (MT cooperating constructively on EMU despite her reservations) [translation]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Horst Teltschik, 329 Tage: Innenansichten der Einigung [329 Days: Inside Views of the Unification] , Siedler Publishing 1991
Editorial comments: Translated specially for www.margaretthatcher.org. Dr Teltschik was Helmut Kohl’s closest foreign policy adviser.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 127
Themes: Economic, monetary & political union

Saturday, 9 December 1989

At midday the conference of the European Council comes to an end. For the Federal Chancellor, it was an “extraordinarily successful EC Summit”. Europe has come a significant way along the path to economic and political integration. The talks went surprisingly harmoniously. A firm outline calendar for the realisation of economic and monetary union is agreed. Margaret Thatcher will co-operate constructively despite her reservations.