A file of correspondence concerning meetings of the West German Bundestag in Berlin. Subjects covered in the file include Soviet opposition to the yearly meetings, which have been held since 1955; and Soviet claims that they will negotiate a separate peace treaty with East Germany should a further meeting take place. Further correspondence discusses the opposing opinions of the Allied forces on the meetings; the opinions of West German politicians; and a suggestion that Soviet and East German opposition to the meetings may be the result of the diplomatic dispute following the U-2 spy plane incident. The file also covers the views of the West Berlin mayor, Willy Brandt, and his deputy, Franz Amrehn; the views of the president of the Bundestag, Eugen Gerstenmaier; and the postponement of a decision on whether the meetings will resume until February 1961.
American-West German relations, Anglo-West German relations, diplomatic disputes, East German foreign policy, East German-West German relations, espionage, French-West German relations, German peace treaty, politicians, Soviet foreign policy, Soviet-West German relations, West Berlin, West German government, West German politics