• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, MR COUVE DE MURVILLE, ARRIVED FIVE MINUTES LATE FOR THE COMMON MARKET MINISTERS MEETING IN LUXEMBOURG TODAY (MONDAY) - BRINGING WITH HIM ANOTHER VETO AGAINST BRITAIN'S BID TO ENTER THE COMMON MARKET LEAGUE.

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    THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, MR COUVE DE MURVILLE, ARRIVED FIVE MINUTES LATE FOR THE COMMON MARKET MINISTERS MEETING IN LUXEMBOURG TODAY (MONDAY) - BRINGING WITH HIM ANOTHER VETO AGAINST BRITAIN'S BID TO ENTER THE COMMON MARKET LEAGUE.

    THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER TOLD THE CRUCIAL MEETING OF THE COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF MINISTERS THAT HIS COUNTRY HAD NO OBJECTIONS IN PRINCIPAL TO THE ADMISSION OF BRITAIN. BUT ITS ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND MONETARY PROBLEMS MUST BE SOLVED BEFORE ENTRY COULD BE CONSIDERED HE REMINDED MEMBERS THAT BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER MR HAROLD WILSON HAD HIMSELF SAID IN NOVEMBER 1966 THAT THE ECONOMY MUST HE HEALTHY, THE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS SOLID, AND THE POUND STERLING AT A FIRM LEVEL. THIS M. DE MURVILLE AGREED WITH, AND FELT THESE SHOULD BE CONDITIONS FULFILLED PRIOR TO NEGOTIATION.

    THE FIVE OTHER COUNTRIES INVOLVED SUPPORT BRITAIN IN HER BID. ITALY WAS THE FIRST TO OPEN THE BATTLE FOR ENTRY TODAY BY FORMALLY CALLING FOR THE OPENING OF NEGOTIATIONS. DR LUNS, THE DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER, FELT THAT FRANCE'S OBJECTIONS WERE 'UNCONVINCING'. BUT NONE WISH TO BREAK WITH FRANCE OVER THE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE49X8QW7Z5XL4Y3BCPQQC2I5B
    Media URN:
    VLVAE49X8QW7Z5XL4Y3BCPQQC2I5B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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