840.50 Recovery/2–548: Telegram
The Ambassador in Denmark ( Marvel ) to the Secretary of State
119. Foreign Minister told me today Depcirtel January 291 Denmark has not planned its part under ERP on assumption assistance would commence April 1. He stated while the earlier assistance is given not only to Denmark but England and Germany the better it would be politically and economically; nevertheless he foresaw no irremediable [Page 379] effect upon Denmark even though program delayed until July. He expressed appreciation of knowledge of possibility of delay and said it would help in Danish planning.
While my views largely coincide with Foreign Minister’s inherent danger from delay is possible failure Denmark to reach full agreement with UK because of dollar shortage Embtel 101, January 312 thus resulting larger quantities of Danish products being available when trade negotiations open with USSR.