• Short Summary

    THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE SIX EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES MET IN LUXEMBOURG TODAY (MONDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX MONTHS TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE COMMUNITY.

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    GV HOTEL DEVILLE LUXEMBOURG
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    SCU SIGN. NAME OF HOTEL
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    SV CAR DRAWS UP
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    SV CROWD ON STEPS
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    SV MR COUVE DE MURVILLE UP STEPS
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    SCU MR SPAAK ON STEPS TALKING
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    SCU MR COLOMBO ON STEPS
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    SCU POLICEMAN
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    SV DR SCHROEDER ENTERS
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    SC DR LUNS ENTERS
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    SV INT. MR WERNER IN HOTEL FOYER
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    SV INT. GROUP OF MINISTERS
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    SV MINISTERS WALK AWAY
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    Background: THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE SIX EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES MET IN LUXEMBOURG TODAY (MONDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX MONTHS TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE COMMUNITY.

    FRANCE HAS BEEN BOYCOTTING THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMUNITY'S COUNCIL OF MINISTERS SINCE LAST JUNE FOLLOWING A DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SIX ON NEW FARM FINANCING MEASURES LINKED TO PROPOSALS FOR GREATER POWER FOR THE COMMUNITY'S EXECUTIVE COMMISSION AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG. TONIGHT, FRANCE LAID DOWN A SERIES OF HARD CONDITIONS FOR HER RETURN TO THE CONFERENCE TABLE BUT EMPHASISED THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS AN ULTIMATUM. THE FRENCH DEMANDS WERE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH THE SYSTEM OF VOTING IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AND THE POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION.

    MINISTERS AND DELEGATES SAID AFTER THE MEETING THAT THERE WAS A CALM AND COURTEOUS ATMOSPHERE BUT NO SIGN YET OF BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FRANCE AND HER FIVE PARTNERS. THE DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER, DR JOSEPH LUNS SAID HE COULD NOT SEE HOW THE FRENCH DEMAND ON MAJORITY VOTING IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS COULD BE ACCEPTED BY THE FIVE IN ITS PRESENT FORM. BUT, DR LUNS SAID, IT WAS TO EARLY TO MAKE A FINAL JUDGEMENT AS SO FAR THEY WERE ONLY SPARRING WITH EACH OTHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZUWXEBRBWCX26YD78JEXEZ4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZUWXEBRBWCX26YD78JEXEZ4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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