• Short Summary

    IN A FIVE-MINUTE CEREMONY IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, AUG 10, BRITAIN'S FORMAL APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMON MARKET WAS DELIVERED AT THE OFFICE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY MINISTERIAL COUNCIL.

  • Description

    IN A FIVE-MINUTE CEREMONY IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, AUG 10, BRITAIN'S FORMAL APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMON MARKET WAS DELIVERED AT THE OFFICE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY MINISTERIAL COUNCIL. IT WAS HANDED OVER BY MR. A.H. TANDY, BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THE SIX-NATION EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, AND WAS ACCEPTED BY M. CHRISTIAN CALMES, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE COUNCIL.

    THE APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP WAS IN THE FORM OF A "COMMUNICATION" BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ADDRESSED TO PROFESSOR ERHARD, WEST GERMAN VICE-CHANCELLOR AND CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OF THE SIX - FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBURG.

    IT REFERRED TO THE JULY 31 ANNOUNCEMENT BY U.K. PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN TO THE COMMONS THAT THE U.K. GOVERNMENT HAD DECIDED TO OPEN NEGOTIATION WITH A VIEW TO BRITAIN BECOMING A FULL MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.

    M. CALMES SAID AT THE CEREMONY: "AT THIS VITAL MOMENT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY, I SHOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AND YOUR GOVERNMENT AND EXPRESS BY PERSONAL SATISFACTION AT THE STEP YOU HAVE TAKEN."
    LATER THAT DAY, DENMARK ALSO LODGED ITS APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7306OJCQ886UQQ9PCHDXUX5EH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7306OJCQ886UQQ9PCHDXUX5EH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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