Berlin: Negotiations between the Berlin Senat and German Democratic Republic: Meetings of the Visits Commissioners

1 Jan 1982

A file containing records of meetings between the visits commissioners of the Berlin Senate and the East German government. Subjects covered in these meetings included the construction and operation of the new autobahn between Berlin and Hamburg, and the associated border crossings; the necessity of improving communications between East Germany and West Berlin; and a campaign of vandalism directed against the East German Deutsche Reichsbahn. Other subjects discussed in these meetings included East German law on visitor traffic; the smuggling of refugees out of East Germany; a list of West Berliners who had broken East German law; the East German minimum exchange regulations; a legal dispute between the Berlin power company Bewag and Deutsche Reichsbahn; a series of border incidents and attacks on the boundary between East and West Berlin; and a visit to Berlin by the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.
united kingdom tourism crime refugees border incidents currency waterways international relations law transportation passports railways roads official visits berlin customs duties road accidents east germany margaret thatcher berlin wall hooliganism East German-West German relations Anglo-West German relations West Berlin Industry and Agriculture Border Security and Migration border controls East German foreign policy West German press East German government Berlin Senate Hans-Jochen Vogel
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East Germany United Kingdom
Department Reference
WRL 21/1
Document Type
Correspondence Meeting Minutes Press and Media
File Reference
FCO 33/5848
Persons Discussed
Hans-Jochen Vogel Margaret Thatcher
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Border Security and Migration Industry and Agriculture International Relations

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