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Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-15, Part 2, Documents on Western Europe, 1973-1976

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 8, 2014


The Department of State released today Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-15, Part 2, Documents on Western Europe, 1973-1976.

This volume is part of a Foreign Relations subseries that documents the most important foreign policy issues of the Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford administrations. The focus of this volume is on the relationship between the United States and Western Europe during the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations from 1973 until 1976. It begins by examining the relationship from a regional perspective, focusing on the Year of Europe initiative, U.S. relations with its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies and with the European Communities, and issues such as the rise of Eurocommunism. The volume then explores U.S. bilateral relations with nine countries: Canada, Portugal, Iceland and Norway (paired in a single Nordic countries chapter), Spain, the United Kingdom, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, and Italy, which will be added when it is cleared for publication.

Although the volume is meant to stand on its own, for the most comprehensive picture of U.S. relations with Western Europe during the years 1973 to 1976, readers should read this volume in conjunction with several other Nixon-Ford subseries volumes covering the same period, including Greece; Cyprus; Turkey (volume XXX); Foreign Economic Policy (volume XXXI); Energy Crisis, 1969-1974 (volume XXXVI); Energy Crisis, 1974-1980 (volume XXXVII); and European Security, 1969-1976 (volume XXXIX).

Kathleen B. Rasmussen compiled and edited this volume, which is available exclusively on the Office of the Historian website at For further information, contact Adam Howard, General Editor of the Foreign Relations series, at (202) 663-3956 or by e-mail to

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