• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMANY CHANCELLOR, KURT KIESINGER AND FRANCE'S PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) MET TWICE AT THE ELYSEE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN PARIS TO REVIEW OBSTACLES IN THE WAY OF ENLARGING THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET TO INCLUDE BRITAIN AND OTHER APPLICANTS.

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMANY CHANCELLOR, KURT KIESINGER AND FRANCE'S PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) MET TWICE AT THE ELYSEE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN PARIS TO REVIEW OBSTACLES IN THE WAY OF ENLARGING THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET TO INCLUDE BRITAIN AND OTHER APPLICANTS. IT WAS REPORTED AFTER THEIR MEETINGS THAT THE TWO LEADERS HAD REACHED PARTIAL AGREEMENT, BUT THAT, GENERALLY, THEIR ATTITUDES WERE STILL FAR APART.

    THE FRENCH AND WEST GERMANY LEADERS WERE MEETING FOR ONE OF THEIR TWICE-YEARLY SUMMIT TALKS AT A TIME OF STRAINED RELATIONS BETWEEN FRANCE AND HER COMMON MARKET PARTNERS OVER EXTENDING EUROPEAN CO-OPERATION.

    CHANCELLOR KIESINGER AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ARE SAID TO HAVE AGREED THAT AN ENLARGEMENT OF THE COMMON MARKET TO MORE THAN SEVEN MEMBERS WOULD REQUIRE NEW RULES AND A NEW STRUCTURE FOR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.

    HOWEVER, THERE HAD BEEN NO MODIFICATION OF FRENCH OPPOSITION TO EARLY ENTRY BY BRITAIN. OTHER COUNTRIES SEEKING ENTRANCE ARE DENMARK, NORWAY AND IRELAND.

    DR. KIESINGER, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY GERMAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER HERR WILLY BRANDT. ALSO DISCUSSED WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE A NUMBER OF OTHER SUBJECTS, INCLUDING THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE, RELATIONS BETWEEN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION, AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.

    THE TWO LEADERS WILL CONTINUE THEIR TALKS TOMORROW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2UARINNVMFTTYNJ5H9B2W6W07
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UARINNVMFTTYNJ5H9B2W6W07
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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