June 3-7, 1954

FINAL THREE DAYS: London, 3 – Total confusion seems to reign on the international horizon in terms of interpreting the significance and more general political consequences of the recent joint Russo-Bulgarian communique. Did Tito surrender all to the Russians, as some believe, or did the Russians come around to accepting his views? Despite their reassuring statements, official British and American circles cannot come up with a satisfactory explanation as to why they have ordered the recall of their ambassadors to their capitals for talks. In particular, on the Balkan side the Cumhurriyet newspaper of Ankara asks what is left of the Tripartite Balkan Agreement (of Greece, Yugoslavia and Turkey). BALKANS: 5 – The leader of the Liberal Democratic Association, Mr Sophocles Venizelos, yesterday announced his party’s agenda, to be submitted for approval at a conference on the 19th of this month. It [the agenda] pledges general amnesty, the settling of political exiles and legalization of the Greek Communist party (KKE). Moreover, it proposes a social welfare program and attacks the policies of the Greek Rally party.

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