Editorial Note

In June 1948 Communist Party representatives from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, France, and Italy convened a meeting of the Communist Information Bureau in Bucharest, Rumania. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the state of affairs within the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. The Yugoslav party rejected an invitation to attend the meeting. On June 28, the Cominform adopted a “Resolution of the Information Bureau Concerning the Situation in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia” condemning the leadership of the Yugoslav party for pursuing an unfriendly policy toward the Soviet Union and for violating Marxist theory and practice. For the text of the Cominform Resolution, see Margaret Carlyle, Editor, Documents on International Affairs 1947–1948, issued under the auspices of the Roval Institute of International [Page 1076] Affairs (London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1952), pp. 389–397.

On June 29, the Communist Party of Yugoslavia issued a statement rejecting the criticism contained in the Cominform Resolution; for the text of the statement, see ibid., pages 397–404.