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    Southern European Socialist leaders met in Paris on Saturday (24 January) to discuss the forging of closer relations with the Communist Parties of their various countries.

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    Southern European Socialist leaders met in Paris on Saturday (24 January) to discuss the forging of closer relations with the Communist Parties of their various countries.

    The two-day conference in the French capital is the first of its kind and the Socialist Parties of France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Belgium will exchange views on forming alliances with the Communists....a must in several countries if the left hopes to gain power by election.

    The meeting follows a similar conference of Western European Socialists leaders in Denmark earlier this month.

    Both the French and Portuguese Socialists have clashed bitterly with the Communists over the past few months, although relations between the Spanish parties have been easier.

    The situation is different again in Italy where the Communists vastly outnumber their Socialist counterparts. However, the key Socialist position in Italy, halfway between the Communists and the ruling Christian Democrats, still gives them an important role to play.

    The conference will also discuss political and economic co-operation between the respective countries in a number of study groups and commissions.

    Leading the various delegations are Francois Mitterrand (France); Lopez Cardoso (Portugal); Felipe Gonzales (Spain); Andre Cools and Willy Claes (Belgium) and Mario Fagario (Italy).

    Observers from a dozen other nations are also sitting in on the conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACR6CWISWBPZNK6DB37IN9U2K
    Media URN:
    VLVAACR6CWISWBPZNK6DB37IN9U2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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