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The pan-European process is a multilateral dialogue and cooperation, which began to participate all European countries, both "capitalist" and "socialist". Concerned about the threat of military collision, a number of European countries, including socialist, spoke in favor of convening security and cooperation meetings in Europe (CSCE) to discuss European security problems. After several years of negotiations in July-August 1975, the heads of 33 European states, the USA and Canada were gathered in Helsinki and signed the final act of the CSCE. This document has become the basis for subsequent contacts of European countries on confidence and security in Europe. Subsequently, the CSCE received the name Organization for Safety and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).