Archive (FCO)

EC budget: FCO record of conversation (“informal record” of Fontainebleau European Council) [settlement of British budget question] [declassified 2008]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Released under FOI by FCO
Editorial comments:

The original document will surely makes its way to TNA, but is not available presently (Jun 2015). The record is significantly fuller than those kept by the FCO for other European Councils, particularly in giving accounts of bilaterals and discussions between Foreign Ministers. No formal minutes are supposed to be kept by the Council itself, although an informal “proces-verbal” may exist in the archvie of the European Council in Brussels.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 26pp
Themes: European Union (general), European Union Budget, European Union Single Market, British relations with France, British relations with Italy, British relations with Netherlands, British relations with the Federal Republic of Germany, MT's meetings as PM