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EMS: Bremen European Council record of conversation (Callaghan meeting with Giscard & Schmidt) [declassified 2008]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Memorandum
Venue: No.10 Downing Street
Source: PREM 16/1634
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Some time between 1830 (when the first formal session ended) and the Council dinner. (Two separate notes follow the main one, relating to Rhodesia and civil aircraft.) In his diary Roy Jenkins notes the absence of the “Big Three” from a post-session gathering. When they reappeared a “very gloomy” Schmidt told him “Things have gone very badly with Callaghan”. Giscard arrived ten minutes later, with an “equally dismal report”, saying “that he had had another go at Callaghan after the tripartite talk and it seemed as though he wished to stand out; nothing more could be done with him” ( European Diary , p287).
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Agriculture, Economy (general discussions), Monetary policy, Foreign policy (general discussions), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)