• Short Summary

    FOUR THOUSAND REPRESENTATIVES OF EUROPEAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES WERE TOLD IN ROME YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT FAITH IN A UNITED EUROPE MUST BE STRENGTHENED.

  • Description

    FOUR THOUSAND REPRESENTATIVES OF EUROPEAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES WERE TOLD IN ROME YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT FAITH IN A UNITED EUROPE MUST BE STRENGTHENED. THIS MESSAGE WAS READ AT THE OPENING OF THE THREE-DAY CONGRESS OF THE SEVENTH STATES GENERAL OF EUROPEAN MUNICIPALITIES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES BY ITS ACTING PRESIDENT, CESARE MERZAGORA.

    SPEAKING LATER, THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIGNOR ALDO MORO, TOLD THE CONGRESS THAT ONLY TRULY FEDERAL STRUCTURES COULD MAKE THE PROCESS OF UNIFICATION IRREVOCABLE. THE PRESENT PHASE OF EUROPEAN POLICY, HE SAID, WAS STILL FULL OF UNCERTAINLY. SIGNOR MORO SUGGESTED THAT THE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES SHOULD STIMULATE GOVERNMENTS AND MOBILISE THE PEOPLES.

    ANOTHER SPEAKER WAS INGE SCHOLL, SISTER OF TWO GERMAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, HANS AND SOFIA SCHOLL, WHO WERE BEHEADED BY THE NAZIS FOR THEIR WARTIME RESISTANCE WORK. SHE RECALLED THAT HER BROTHER AND SISTER HAD ITERATED THAT ONLY UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLES COULD FORM THE BASIS FOR THE BUILDING OF EUROPE.

    THE ITALIAN EDUCATION MINISTER, SIGNOR LUIGI GUI, PRESENTED MISS SCHOLL WITH A PIECE OF ROCK FROM THE ARDEATINE CAVES NEAR ROME WHERE THE NAZIS MASSACRED 335 HOSTAGES IN 1944.

    THE CONGRESS IS BEING ATTENDED BY POLITICAL LEADERS, TRADE UNIONISTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF BUSINESS, AS WELL AS LOCAL GOVERNMENT DELEGATES FROM AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, GREECE, ITALY LUXEMBOURG, THE NETHERLANDS, AND SWITZERLAND.

    AMONG THE REPRESENTATIVES ARE M. THEO LEFEVRE, THE BELGIAN PREMIER AND PROFESSOR WALTER HALLSTEIN, CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10WQ9FK0KK76PTC65SOGTPV4S
    Media URN:
    VLVA10WQ9FK0KK76PTC65SOGTPV4S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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