• Short Summary

    The "Euro-America Conference" being held in Amsterdam from March 26th to 28th is the largest non-governmental gathering of Americans and Europeans ever brought together to discuss trans-Atlantic relationships.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT. Delegates seated.
    0.05

    2.
    SV Prince Bernhardt speaking as delegates listen. (8 shots)
    1.23

    3.
    CU Delegates listening.
    1.25

    4.
    GV Jenkins speaking
    1.28

    5.
    CU Jenkins speaking.
    2.19


    PRINCE BERNHARDT: "Many objectives of European post-war policy and American post-war policy toward Europe have been achieved. The ravaged economies of Europe have been restored to a point beyond the wildest dreams of the late forties. An intra western-European conflict is unthinkable and German-French relations - the cause of two would wars - are close and exclude any basic conflict, least of all a warlike situation. The unity of Europe - for long years the central theme of American foreign policy - is progressing, the optimist continues, may it be too slow but anyhow irrevocably. The entry of the U.K., Denmark and the Irish Republic into the process of European integration is an event of tremendous importance and took away a long and frustrating obstacle to a further development of the communities."



    MR. ROY JENKINS: "Over the past quarter of century we have lived to our great benefit under the clear ??? captaincy of America and none of us in Europe should underestimate what that has meant and the benefits we have achieved particularly in the early days. But I do not believe we should deceive ourselves that the old permanence, is, or can or should prevail. In do not believe myself that the change has been finally due to the United States involvement in Vietnam, I think that has exacerbated and accelerated the change but I believe it will have taken place no doubt more slowly, for more fundamental reasons in any event."




    Initials RW/VS 2.55 RW/VS 3.00



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    Background: The "Euro-America Conference" being held in Amsterdam from March 26th to 28th is the largest non-governmental gathering of Americans and Europeans ever brought together to discuss trans-Atlantic relationships. Three hundred delegates are attending and they'll discuss ways of ensuring a continuing close relationship between the United States and Western Europe.

    In the opening session, Prince Bernhardt of the Netherlands, a Patron of the Conference, said the economies of Europe have been restored to a point beyond the wildest dreams of the 1940's, and an intra-western-Europe conflict is unthinkable.

    The British Parliamentarian, Mr. Roy Jenkins said, although Europe has lived under the captaincy of America for 25 years, this is changing and Europe should not believe that he old permanency is, can or should prevail.

    SYNOPSIS: Prince Bernhardt of the Netherlands has opened the "Euro-America Conference" in Amsterdam.....

    The British Parliamentarian, Mr. Roy Jenkins also addressed the three hundred delegates.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5NX7BYU27BZAQNMLQHYHYHFTX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NX7BYU27BZAQNMLQHYHYHFTX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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