On 2 July 1956, the Soviet representative to the European Office of the United Nations, A. Tchistiakov, submits a memorandum from the Soviet Union Government concerning the draft pan-European agreement on economic cooperation to Gunnar Myrdal, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe.
On 17 March 1957, the Italian daily newspaper Il nuovo Corriere della Sera leads with Moscow’s attempts to scupper the plans for European unification devised by the Member States of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).
On 18 March 1957, the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung lists the economic proposals made by the Soviet Union against the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC).
On 29 April 1957, in response to the Soviet statement of 16 March 1957 on the establishment of the Common Market and Euratom, the French Government deplores the Soviet Government’s criticisms of the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom).
On 19 July 1961, reporting on a meeting of the Six at Bad Godesberg, a suburb of Bonn, Radio Moscow refers to the European Common Market as a military bloc and criticises the military revanchism of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
‘Shared seats’. On 20 February 1962, the satirical Moscow weekly publication Krokodil criticises the predominant roles of France and the Federal Republic of Germany in the European Economic Community (EEC) to the detriment of the United Kingdom, a country that they are deliberately keeping on the sidelines.
On 16 June 1962, the German daily newspaper Saarbrücker Landeszeitung describes the state of trade relations between the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA or Comecon) and the European Economic Community (EEC).
'Merely bluff and decadence!! Come 1980, we'll have all that too!' In July 1962, the cartoonist Fritz Behrendt portrays Moscow's criticism of the European Economic Community and of the free market economy.
‘EEC and COMECON – Your bull’s very vigorous, European farmer, – my cow wouldn’t be against a spot of insemination’. In September 1962, the German cartoonist Hentrich portrays Moscow’s attitude towards the European Economic Community in the German satirical magazine Simplicissimus.
'The Common Market — scrambled eggs, Bonn-style'. In September 1962, the Communist weekly publication Krokodil takes a satirical look at the end of the first European agricultural 'marathon' and at the role played by the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, in the negotiations.
"Se rapprocher ou pas - Telle est ici la question ?" En 1967, le caricaturiste Hans Geisen illustre les enjeux de la réunion - du 24 au 26 avril 1967 à Karlovy-Vary (Karlsbad) - des représentants des partis communistes et ouvriers d'Europe qui s'interrogent notamment sur la création d'un système de sécurité collective fondée sur les principes de la coexistence pacifique entre États à systèmes sociaux différents.
On 4 July 1969, Louis George Rabot, Director-General of Agriculture at the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) submits a note to Sicco Mansholt, Vice-President of the CEC, in which he speculates on the consequences of certain commercial agreements concluded by the Member States with state-trading countries.