On February 15 the Committee of Nine of the OEEC met to discuss proposals for strengthening the Organization, and on the following day it approved proposals (a) to authorize the President of the Council to call executive ministerial meetings of the OEEC as often as he felt necessary, and (b) to improve the working procedures of the OEEC and its Secretariat. These proposals were adopted by the OEEC Council on February 17 and announced at a press conference. The Office of the U.S. Special Representative in Europe (Harriman) reported extensively on the various documents and discussions in these meetings; the reports are in ECA Telegram Files, FRC Acc. No. 53A278, Paris Repto Series.