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    APPEALS FOR A UNITED EUROPE HAVE BEEN MADE BY WEST GERMANY CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER AND FINANCE MINISTER JOSEF STRAUSS AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF THE TWO-DAY CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION CONGRESS, WHICH ENDED TODAY (SATURDAY) IN THE WEST GERMAN CITY OF MUNICH.

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    APPEALS FOR A UNITED EUROPE HAVE BEEN MADE BY WEST GERMANY CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER AND FINANCE MINISTER JOSEF STRAUSS AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF THE TWO-DAY CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION CONGRESS, WHICH ENDED TODAY (SATURDAY) IN THE WEST GERMAN CITY OF MUNICH. THE C.S.U. IS THE BAVARIAN WING OF CHANCELLOR KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND IS LED BY HERR STRAUSS.

    BOTH CHANCELLOR KIESINGER AND HERR STRAUSS PRESENTED THEIR PARTY AS PATRIOTIC AND EUROPEAN, AND STRONGLY REJECTED ACCUSATIONS OF NATIONALISM.

    DR. KIESINGER TOLD THE DELEGATES THAT WEST GERMANY WAS WORKING FOR A UNITED EUROPE AND THAT THIS WAS PATRIOTISM IN ITS PUREST FORM. HE REJECTED SUGGESTIONS BY HIS GOVERNMENT COALITION PARTNERS, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, THAT THERE WERE NATIONALIST TENDENCIES IN HIS OWN PARTY.

    HERR STRAUSS SAID THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO SECURE PEACE IN EUROPE, AND THAT WAS BY FOUNDING A UNITED STATES OF EUROPE. HE SAID THAT IF THE GERMAN PEOPLE WISHED TO REMAIN GERMAN, THEY HAD TO BECOME EUROPEANS IN TIME.

    THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION HAS PLEDGED TO FIGHT THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATS, WHO ENTERED THE BAVARIAN STATE PARLIAMENT IN 1966.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86L1JH4G79N69RKP94V14RJ42
    Media URN:
    VLVA86L1JH4G79N69RKP94V14RJ42
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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