• Short Summary

    EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET MINISTERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MADE GOOD PROGRESS IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO REACH A PACKAGE DEAL ON AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS AND A COMMON POLICY FOR THE "KENNEDY ROUND" OF TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS.

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    EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET MINISTERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MADE GOOD PROGRESS IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO REACH A PACKAGE DEAL ON AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS AND A COMMON POLICY FOR THE "KENNEDY ROUND" OF TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS. THIS WAS THE NEWS ANNOUNCED IN BRUSSELS AS THE CONFERENCE ENTERED ITS MOST DECISIVE PHASE SINCE BEGINNING ON DECEMBER 9.

    BELGIUM'S FOREIGN MINISTER, M. PAUL-HENRI SPAAK, SAID TODAY'S DISCUSSIONS HAD BEEN "VERY GOOD AND CONSTRUCTIVE". FOREIGN, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC MINISTERS WERE ABLE TO AGREE ON SEVERAL IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF DEFINING DISPARITIES BETWEEN COMMON MARKET AND UNITED STATES TARIFFS -- ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED IN THE "KENNEDY ROUND" NEXT YEAR.

    THE MINISTERS ARE MEETING UNDER THE PRESSURE OF A FRENCH THREAT THAT THE COMMON MARKET MIGHT NOT CONTINUE IN ITS PRESENT FORM IF NO AGREEMENT IS REACHED ON COMMON POLICIES FOR BEEF, DAIRY PRODUCTS AND RICE BY DECEMBER 31. THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT ON THE OTHER HAND HAS SAID THAT THE END-OF-YEAR AGREEMENT MUST INCLUDE A DECISION ON THE COMMUNITY'S POLICY FOR NEXT YEAR'S "KENNEDY ROUND."
    ASKED LAST NIGHT WHETHER AGREEMENT COULD BE REACHED BY THE "DEADLINE", M. SPAAK SAID: "DECEMBER 31 IS NOT A FATAL DATE. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO SETTLE EVERYTHING TO THE COMMA."
    (IN BONN A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE WEST GERMAN CABINET WILL HOLD A SPECIAL SESSION TOMORROW TO DISCUSS THE BRUSSELS TALKS. THE FRENCH CABINET, WHICH NORMALLY WOULD NOT MEET DURING CHRISTMAS WEEK, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL CALL A SPECIAL MEETING IF AGREEMENT IN THE COMMON MARKET TALKS APPEARS POSSIBLE BY DECEMBER 31.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB62NQKNT9VV2CL4EA8AZCC09J
    Media URN:
    VLVAB62NQKNT9VV2CL4EA8AZCC09J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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