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    DR.WILLI BRANDT, MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, WAS IN BRUSSELS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO RECEIVE THE "SPAAK?

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    DR.WILLI BRANDT, MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, WAS IN BRUSSELS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO RECEIVE THE "SPAAK PRIZE" AWARDED TO HIM FOR "THE DEFENCE OF EUROPEAN FREEDOM".NAMED AFTER THE BELGIAN STATESMAN, THE PRIZE CONSISTS OF A RED LEATHER-BOUND DIPLOMA AND 25,000 BELGIAN FRANCS.IT IS GIVEN TO A EUROPEAN PERSONALITY WHO, THROUGH HIS ACTIONS, CONTRIBUTES TO PEACE AND LIBERTY.

    THE AWARD WAS MADE BY M.SPAAK, WHO SPOKE OF THE PROBLEM OF WEST GERMANY AND THE PARALLEL PROBLEM OF WEST BERLIN; THESE HE SAID HE WISHED TO SEPARATE.THE PROBLEM OF GERMANY'S RE-UNIFICATION SEEMED INSOLUBLE AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, WHEREAS ON BERLIN "IT SEEMS POSSIBLE TO REACH AGREEMENT".

    AFTER THANKING M.SPAAK FOR THE AWARD, DR.BRANDT SAID HE ENDORSED PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S "STRATEGY OF PEACE" BECAUSE "THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE FOR AVOIDING WAR."
    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE GIVEN LATER IN THE DAY, DR.BRANDT SAID THAT DESPITE THE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT IN BONN: "IT IS CERTAIN THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THE PRINCIPLES OF THE GERMAN POLICY." THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC REMAINS ON THE SIDE OF THE WEST, HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OE30KXHDJRFC4A6096U2VNJQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OE30KXHDJRFC4A6096U2VNJQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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