The different perceptions of détente by the main protagonists of the CSCE (24 April 1979)

In this confidential working group report dated 24 April 1979, reference is made to détente as a policy objective of the protagonists of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) as well as to the different meanings of the concept of détente in Western and Eastern Europe. The report emphasises the need for stronger political cooperation to achieve détente and the importance of establishing a security system in Europe, and looks at various methods to guarantee long-lasting security relations. It also refers to the use of the concept of détente by the Soviets for propaganda purposes. The ‘Eastern countries’ working group makes specific proposals for the establishment of a system of collective security in Europe.

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Source: Groupe de travail Pays de l’Est. Cooperation politique. Groupe de travail Pays de l’Est rapport sur “Les conceptions différentes de la détente des principaux protagonistes de la C.S.C.E.”, EST(79)3/def/24.4.1979. Historical Archives of the European Union 2013, Villa Salviati – via Bolognese 156, I-50139 Firenze – Italy, EN - Conférence sur la sécurité et la coopération en Europe 1970-1983, EN – 1991, 24.04.1979. 13 p. .

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