• Short Summary

    THE SEVEN-NATION WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION (WEU) ASSEMBLY, MEETING IN PARIS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), ELECTED ITS FIRST GERMAN PRESIDENT - HERR CARLO SCHMID, SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE WEST GERMAN LOWER HOUSE.

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    THE SEVEN-NATION WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION (WEU) ASSEMBLY, MEETING IN PARIS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), ELECTED ITS FIRST GERMAN PRESIDENT - HERR CARLO SCHMID, SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE WEST GERMAN LOWER HOUSE.

    HERR SCHMID, IN HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH TO THE ASSEMBLY'S FOUR-DAY MEETING, DECLARED THAT EUROPE HAD REACHED A TURNING POINT FOR ITS FUTURE."A UNIFIED EUROPE." EH SAID "IS JUST AS ESSENTIAL AS ROME WAS TO THE ANCIENT WORLD."
    HERR SCHMID SAID THAT THOUGH BRITAIN WAS AN ISLAND "HER REPRESENTATIVES ARE NO LESS EUROPEAN IN THEIR WAY THAN WE CONTINENTALS ARE IN OURS, AND THIS CANNOT FAIL TO ADD TO THE POLITICAL, MORAL, AND CULTURAL POTENTIAL OF THE EUROPE SO DEAR TO US ALL."
    THE ASSEMBLY, WHICH GROUPS THE SIX COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES WITH BRITAIN, URGED ITS MINISTERIAL COUNCIL TO MEET SOON AND AT REGULAR INTERVALS WITH THE AIM OF ESTABLISHING SOLIDARITY BETWEEN THE W.E.U.MEMBERS.

    DURING THIS SESSION THE ASSEMBLY WILL BE DEBATING FUTURE RELATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS, PARTICULARLY IN THE LIGHT OF FRENCH OPPOSITION TO THE FORMING OF A "CONTACT COMMITTEE" BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.

    THE ASSEMBLY WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL FOR A TREATY OF POLITICAL AND MILITARY CO-OPERATION, AND STRENGTHENING OF ECONOMIC LINKS BETWEEN THE SEVEN MEMBER-COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMQAXEFO1NMQMT1140X5GIY0U
    Media URN:
    VLVABMQAXEFO1NMQMT1140X5GIY0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1963
    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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