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    MONACO'S NATIONAL COUNCIL MET APRIL 27 - FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ITS SUSPENSION BY PRINCE RAINIER MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO.

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    MONACO'S NATIONAL COUNCIL MET APRIL 27 - FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ITS SUSPENSION BY PRINCE RAINIER MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO. M. JOSEPH SIMON RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN, URGED THE NEED TO FIND AN EARLY SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS IN RELATIONS WITH FRANCE FOLLOWING PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S SIX MONTHS' NOTICE THIS MONTH TO END THE "GOOD NEIGHBOUR TREATY" BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    M. SIMON SAID A SOLUTION MUST SAFEGUARD MONACO'S NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AS WELL AS GHER TRADITIONAL FRIENDLY TIES WITH FRANCE. TO CHEERS FROM THE GALLERY HE SAID: "THE COUNCIL CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MEASURES WHICH WILL IMPERIL OUR SOVEREIGNTY, OUR INDEPENDENCE AND PERHAPS OUR VERY EXISTENCE."
    FRANCE'S MAIN DISPUTE WITH MONACO IS OVER THE TAX PRIVILEGES ENJOYED BY BUSINESSES SETTING UP HEADQUARTERS IN MONACO AND COMPETING WITH THEIR HEAVILY TAXED OPPOSITE NUMBERS IN FRANCE. THE "GOOD NEIGHBOUR" AGREEMENT ALSO GOVERNS CUSTOMS, TAXES, POST OFFICE SERVICES AND POWER SUPPLIES. PRINCE RAINIER WHO IS OPPOSED TO DIRECT TAXES IN THE PRINCIPALITY, HAS SAID THAT MONACO WOULD PREPARE FOR COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE IF A COMPROMISE WAS NOT FOUND IN THE PRESENT DISPUTE.

    ON APRIL 24, FRANCE GAVE NOTICE TO TERMINATE FROM AUGUST THE 1952 FRANCO-MONEGASQUE AGREEMENT ON PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, WHICH ENABLES DRUGS AND MEDICINES MADE IN MONACO TO BE SOLD IN FRANCE. FOUR OF THE LARGEST PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS IN MONACO IN 1960 HAD A TURNOVER TOTALLING 20 MILLION NEW FRANCS (ABOUT GBP1,428,000). AFTER AUGUST THEIR PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE MARKETED IN FRANCE.

    AT THIS APRIL 27 MEETING; RECONVENED ON THE ORDERS OF THE PRINCE, TWO NATIONAL COUNCELLORS, MADAME JEAN CHARLES REY AND M. LOUIS AUREGLIA WERE APPOINTED EMISSARIES IN THE FORTHCOMING NEGOTIATIONS WITH FRANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56HHJY68L3B79S6U9WBQUSIA9
    Media URN:
    VLVA56HHJY68L3B79S6U9WBQUSIA9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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