• Short Summary

    THURSDAY'S MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNCIL OF MINISTERS IN BRUSSELS IS BELIEVED TO HAVE CLEARED AWAY OBSTACLES TO THE EXPANSION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.

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    BRUSSELS; MINISTERS IN CONFERENCE ROOM; VARIOUS SHOTS OF MINISTERS TALKING AND AT THE CONFERENCE TABLE.




    Initials AH/V/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THURSDAY'S MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNCIL OF MINISTERS IN BRUSSELS IS BELIEVED TO HAVE CLEARED AWAY OBSTACLES TO THE EXPANSION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY. FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE SIX MEMBER COUNTRIES WERE DISCUSSING THE APPLICATIONS OF BRITAIN, NORWAY, DENMARK AND IRELAND TO JOINT THE COMMUNITY.

    ONE OF THE MAIN POINTS UNDER DISCUSSION WAS THE LENGTH OF THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD NECESSARY BEFORE THE FOUR CANDIDATE COUNTRIES ACHIEVED FULL MEMBERSHIP.

    AFTER THURSDAY'S MEETING, THERE WERE INDICATIONS THAT THE COUNCIL AGREED THAT THE FOUR COUNTRIES SHOULD BECOME FULL MEMBERS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD. BUT THE QUESTION OF THEIR VOTING POWERS ON THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL HAS YET TO BE SETTLED.

    DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER JOSEPH LUNS CONFIRMED AFTER THE MEETING THAT NEW MEMBERS WOULD HAVE FULL VOTING RIGHTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER RATIFYING THE ROME TREATY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY.

    BUT THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE SCHUMANN DECLARED THAT THE VOTING POWERS WOULD DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF TRANSITIONAL PERIOD REQUIRED FOR THE NEW MEMBERS TO ADJUST TO COMMON MARKET RULES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FVYZPJSG7OM6UXGL0QLYIALF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FVYZPJSG7OM6UXGL0QLYIALF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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