• Short Summary

    THE DANISH PRIME MINISTER, MR JENS OTTO KRAG, ARRIVED IN LONDON FROM PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR TALKS FOLLOWING BREAK-OFF IN NEGOTIATIONS OVER BRITAIN'S APPLICATION TO JOIN THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

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    TGV LONDON AIRPORT.
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    2.
    SCU DANISH P. M'S. STATEMENT BEGINS "I FEEL A GREAT CONCERN..... IN ALL POLITICAL WAYS".
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    TRANSCRIPT: MR KRAG: "I FEEL A GREAT CONCERN OVER WHAT HAPPENED IN BRUSSELS YESTERDAY. I THINK EVERYBODY IN EUROPE DOES. I HAVE THE HONOUR TOMORROW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR PRIME MINISTER, MR MACMILLAN, AND WITH YOUR FOREIGN SECRETARY, LORD HOME. I AM LOOKING VERY MUCH FORWARD TO HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO TELL ME THAT THE FUTURE PLANS ABOUT HOW WE CAN GO ON WITH EFTA. I HAVE JUST LANDED HERE FROM PARIS WHERE I WAS RECEIVED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, GENERAL DE GAULLE, WHO SHOWED ME THAT HE AND FRANCE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN FINDING WAYS AND MEANS IN ORDER THAT NORMAL TRADE COULD CONTINUE. I AM NOT ABLE COMPLETELY TO SEE HOW THAT COULD BE DONE. BUT I THINK IT MUST BE OF COMMON EUROPEAN INTEREST IN THIS CRISIS OF EUROPE TO FIND WAYS SO THAT NORMAL TRADE CAN GO ON SO THAT WESTERN EUROPE CAN KEEP ECONOMIC GROWTH, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US, ALSO IN ALL POLITICAL WAYS".




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    Background: THE DANISH PRIME MINISTER, MR JENS OTTO KRAG, ARRIVED IN LONDON FROM PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR TALKS FOLLOWING BREAK-OFF IN NEGOTIATIONS OVER BRITAIN'S APPLICATION TO JOIN THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

    MR KRAG HAD BEEN ON A FIVE-DAY PRIVATE VISIT TO PARIS AND ON SATURDAY, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE OFFERED THE DANISH LEADER FULL OR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMON MARKET EVEN IF BRITAIN'S BID TO JOIN THE "SIX" FAILED.

    ARRIVING AT LONDON AIRPORT TODAY, MR KRAG SAID THAT IT WAS "INCONCEIVABLE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION" FOR DENMARK TO JOIN THE COMMON MARKET WITHOUT BRITAIN.

    TOMORROW (THURSDAY) HE WILL ATTEND THE MEMORIAL SERVICE IN LONDON FOR THE LATE LEADER OF THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY, MR HUGH GAITSKELL, WHO DIED ON JANUARY 18.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6GDX1FMNWOE6RWSES65PRQK3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GDX1FMNWOE6RWSES65PRQK3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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