• Short Summary

    MINISTERS OF THE SIX COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES TODAY (MONDAY) ENDED THEIR MARATHON SESSION IN BRUSSELS WITH AN ELEVENTH-HOUR AGREEMENT ON A PACKAGE DEAL - AN AGREEMENT WHICH, SAY OBSERVE HAS SAVED THE LIFE OF THE COMMON MARKET.

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    MINISTERS OF THE SIX COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES TODAY (MONDAY) ENDED THEIR MARATHON SESSION IN BRUSSELS WITH AN ELEVENTH-HOUR AGREEMENT ON A PACKAGE DEAL - AN AGREEMENT WHICH, SAY OBSERVE HAS SAVED THE LIFE OF THE COMMON MARKET. THE DEAL INCLUDES JOINED REGULATIONS FOR BEEF, RICE AND DAIRY PRODUCTS, AS WELL AS A COMMON POLICY FOR THE FORTHCOMING "KENNEDY ROUND" OF TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS ON FARM AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS.

    THE LONG TALKS, - PRECIPITATED BY THE WORST CRISIS IN THE MARKET'S HISTORY - WERE HELD UNDER THE PRESSURE OF A FRENCH THREAT THAT THE "SIX" MIGHT NOT CONTINUE IF AGREEMENT WAS NOT REACHED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. FRANCE'S AGRICULTURAL MINISTER, M.PISANI, SAID: "WE HAVE SUCCEEDED. THE DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 31 BEEN RESPECTED." WEST GERMAN RELUCTANCE TO AGREE TO CONCESSIONS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE TWICE BROUGHT THE TALKS NEAR TO COLLAPSE.

    M. SPAAK, BELGIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, CAME OUT OF THE CONFERENCE HALL AND TOLD REPORTERS: "IT IS AN IMPORTANT SUCCESS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNTHINKABLE FOR EUROPEAN UNIFICATION TO FAIL ON THE PROBLEM OF MARGARINE" (THE MAIN OUTSTANDING PROBLEM WHEN THE MINISTERS MET TODAY).

    THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. SCHROEDER, SAID THE COMMON MARKET HAD NOW RECOVERED FROM THE BLOW IT SUFFERED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, WHEN BRITAIN WAS EXCLUDED. OBSERVERS SAY THE AGREEMENT FINALLY REACHED STRIKES A BALANCE BETWEEN THE INTERESTS OF FARM EXPORTING COUNTRIES, SUCH AS FRANCE, AND IMPORTING COUNTRIES WITH WORLD-WIDE TRADE RELATIONS, SUCH AS GERMANY AND HOLLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FWCK7JUVAC5NVMC36AKX7NMC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FWCK7JUVAC5NVMC36AKX7NMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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