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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION MET IN ROME TODAY (MONDAY). THE W.E.U. LINKS BRITAIN?

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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION MET IN ROME TODAY (MONDAY). THE W.E.U. LINKS BRITAIN AND THE SIX COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES. THE MEETING DISCUSSED A BELGIAN SUGGESTION TO PROMOTE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION IN THE FACE OF FRENCH OPPOSITION TO AN EARLY BRITISH MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMON MARKET.

    THE BELGIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, M. PIERRE HARMEL, FORMALLY PROPOSED AT TODAY'S MEETING A STUDY GROUP WHICH WOULD REPORT ON WAYS IN WHICH W.E.U. MEMBER COUNTRIES COULD COOPERATE IN FIELDS OF TECHNOLOGY, DEFENCE, POLITICS, YOUTH PROBLEMS AND MONETARY QUESTIONS. BUT THE FRENCH JUNIOR MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, M. JEAN DE LIPKOWSKI, REJECTED THE PROPOSAL. THE BELGIAN PROPOSALS WILL BE RE-EXAMINED AT THE NEST FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING IN JANUARY. THE OTHER FIVE COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES SUPPORTED THE BELGIAN PROPOSAL.

    THE FRENCH DELEGATE SAID THAT THE CREATION OF AN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL STUDY GROUP WOULD AUTOMATICALLY MEAN THE ADOPTION OF THE BELGIAN PLAN. HE SUGGESTED THAT THE STUDY OF THE PROPOSALS SHOULD BE MADE BY THE W.E.U.'s PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES, SO THAT THEY WOULD NEED UNANIMOUS APPROVAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA193R7VK4O9EM3CMN22GK7LNJ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA193R7VK4O9EM3CMN22GK7LNJ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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