Heads of State of the nine countries in the European Economic Community met in Dublin on Monday (10 March) to discuss Britain's re-negotiated terms of membership.
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MV Callaghan, Wilson and Dutch Prime Minister (left to right)
MV PAN Delegates from Denmark and Belgium
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Background: Heads of State of the nine countries in the European Economic Community met in Dublin on Monday (10 March) to discuss Britain's re-negotiated terms of membership.
The meeting is the climax of a year of negotiations, the two major issues being Britain's demand for a reduction in its contributions to the E.E.C's budget, and the problem of future preferential imports to the Common Market of New Zealand dairy produce.
The meeting will continue on Tuesday (11 March) but the British Prime Minister, Mr. Wilson, says he intends to make no announcement other than to say that the negotiations have been concluded.
Mr. Wilson says he will report the outcome of the outcome meeting to his Cabinet in London, which will decide whether to recommend acceptance of the re-negotiated terms. The British electorate will be asked whether British should stay in the Common Market in a referendum towards the end of June.