• Short Summary

    DELEGATES AT THE WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION ASSEMBLY MEETING TODAY IN PARIS POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AN EMERGENCY DEBATE ON THE CRISIS SURROUNDING THE SEVEN-NATION ORGANISATION.

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    DELEGATES AT THE WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION ASSEMBLY MEETING TODAY IN PARIS POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AN EMERGENCY DEBATE ON THE CRISIS SURROUNDING THE SEVEN-NATION ORGANISATION. THE GENERAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FAILED TO AGREE ON THE NEXT OF AN ANGLO-GERMAN RESOLUTION TO BE PUT BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY.

    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM BRITAIN AND THE SIX COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES TODAY BEGAN A TWO-DAY MEETING OF THE W.E.U. ASSEMBLY. NO ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THE ORGANISATION IS FACING A CRISIS, AND THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT-PARTY DELEGATES SUPPORTED THE MOVE TO DEBATE THE CRISIS. AT FIRST IT WAS THOUGHT THAT THE DEBATE WOULD TAKE PLACE IN THE AFTERNOON, BUT THERE WAS DISAGREEMENT ON THE TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION TO BE DEBATED AND FINALLY IT WAS POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW.

    THE CRISIS IS OVER FRANCE'S REFUSAL TO ATTEND A MEETING CONVENED BY MR. STEWART, THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, TO DISCUSS THE MIDDLE EAST. THE MEETING TOOK PLACE LAST FRIDAY (14/2) IN LONDON, AND ON MONDAY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT FRANCE WOULD BOYCOTT ALL WEU COUNCIL MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TODAY'S ASSEMBLY DID NOT COME UNDER THE TERMS OF THE BOYCOTT, AND THE VARIOUS DELEGATIONS SEEMED DETERMINED TO IRON OUT THE CRISIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE27YUZ6ALMXV6IZ97DN35ZKTZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE27YUZ6ALMXV6IZ97DN35ZKTZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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