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    Leaders of the nine European Common Market countries arrived in Paris on Monday (9 December) for a two-day summit conference aimed at solving major problems facing the Community.

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    Leaders of the nine European Common Market countries arrived in Paris on Monday (9 December) for a two-day summit conference aimed at solving major problems facing the Community.

    The leaders met at the French Foreign Ministry to discuss inflation, unemployment, energy, regional aid and renegotiation of Britain's membership terms, as well as institutional matters concerning the community.

    After weeks of painstaking preparation by their foreign ministers, the government leaders were said to be determined to make the summit at least a modest success.

    The Community has been stagnating since the world energy crisis developed, and it could not afford another top-level failure like the Copenhagen summit of just one year ago.

    SYNOPSIS: The French foreign Ministry in Paris was the venue for a summit conference which opened on Monday for leaders of the European Economic Community. France's President, Valery Giscard D'Estaing, was expected to push his idea of a conference between oil-consuming, oil-producing and developing nations early next year. During the conference, British delegates led by Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Foreign Minister James Callaghan, are expected to renegotiate the terms of Britain's membership.

    The Dutch delegation has said that hopes were high about Britain staying in the Community. Delegates from Italy attended the conference despite earlier threats to boycott it. They're expected to press for assurances on the creation of an EEC regional development fund.

    Other vital problems facing the Community include inflation and unemployment. The second part of the two-day session will be devoted to the Community's institutional issues and prospects for direct elections to the European parliament. It would also discuss majority voting in the EEC Council of Ministers and movement towards political union. Despite a certain measure of differences, the nine leaders were said to be determined to make the summit at least a modest success.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADNVJA1SCMALB9Q37R4GFA64A2
    Media URN:
    VLVADNVJA1SCMALB9Q37R4GFA64A2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    N/A

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