• Short Summary

    A TEN-DAY BREATHING SPACE - THAT WAS THE OUTCOME OF TODAY'S (FRIDAY) CRUCIAL TALKS IN BRUSSELS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMON MARKET OVER BRITAIN'S APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP.

  • Description

    A TEN-DAY BREATHING SPACE - THAT WAS THE OUTCOME OF TODAY'S (FRIDAY) CRUCIAL TALKS IN BRUSSELS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMON MARKET OVER BRITAIN'S APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP. THE FIVE-DAY SESSION ENDED WITH FRANCE AGREEING TO POSTPONE HER DEMAND FOR AN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF THE NEGOTIATIONS ON BRITAIN'S ENTRY UNTIL JANUARY 28 WHEN TALKS WILL BE HELD IN BRUSSELS AGAIN.

    FRANCE'S PROPOSAL WAS OPPOSED BY THE OTHER FIVE MEMBERS OF THE COMMON MARKET AND BY BRITAIN. MR EDWARD HEATH, BRITAIN'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, SAID SHORTLY BEFORE LEAVING FOR LONDON THAT THE DIFFICULTIES IN BRUSSELS HAS SHOWN HOW STRONGLY ITALY, WEST GERMANY AND THE BENELUX COUNTRIES WANTED BRITAIN TO JOIN THE COMMON MARKET.

    INFORMED BENELUX SOURCES SAID THE IMPORTANT POINT OF TODAY'S UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT THE FIVE HAD GOT THE FRENCH DELEGATE TO AGREE TO COME BACK TO BRUSSELS FOR FURTHER TALKS. BUT A FRENCH DELEGATION SPOKESMAN SAID A FRENCH MINISTER WOULD NOT ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY AND BRITAIN, TO BE HELD IN LUXEMBOURG ON JANUARY 21 TO 23. HE SAID IT WOULD BE ILLOGICAL FOR FRANCE TO DO SO SINCE SHE HAD ASKED FOR A SUSPENSION OF THE COMMON MARKET TALKS ON BRITAIN'S ENTRY. ONE OF THE FRENCH NEGOTIATORS WAS QUOTED AS SAYING THAT THE TEN DAY "REPRIEVE" WAS A GIVEN TO EASE THE SHOCK OF THE BREAKDOWN. HE ADDED: "WE WILL STAND BY A PROPOSAL THAT THE TALKS MUST END".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD1HUGX5K6BWZBQ46KGVV2GKQT
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1HUGX5K6BWZBQ46KGVV2GKQT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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