• Short Summary

    The new detente between Britain and France over Britain's attempt to join the Common Market, was put to the test today (Monday, June the 7th) for the first time since last month's summit talks between the British Prime Minister, Mr.

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    The new detente between Britain and France over Britain's attempt to join the Common Market, was put to the test today (Monday, June the 7th) for the first time since last month's summit talks between the British Prime Minister, Mr. Heath, and the French President, M. Pompidou. Britain's Common Market negotiator, Mr. Geoffrey Rippon, flew to Luxembourg for vital talks aimed at paving the way for an all-out, three-day negotiating session later in the month.

    At the end of the day it seemed they had achieved the hoped-for break-through, and there was a feeling of optimism at the negotiations.

    When he arrived Mr. Rippon was asked how far he thought the meeting would be able to go in settling the outstanding questions on Britain's entry. This is what he said:-
    In a busy day of negotiations, the Foreign Ministers of the Common Market countries began with a brief session with Ireland's negotiators on the republic's application to join the community.

    This is what the Irish delegate Dr. Hilery, had to say about the meeting.:-

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1JFDWC7MXKCHDM9YKNMA7ZXU
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1JFDWC7MXKCHDM9YKNMA7ZXU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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