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    M. JEAN MONNET, PRESIDENT OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE, WHICH?

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    SCU. PRESIDENT MONNET DURING STATEMENT. SOF IN "THE ENTRY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.." SOF OUT "..MUST BENEFIT BY THIS EXPANSION."
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 6) M. MONNET:- "THE ACTION COMMITTEE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE, WHICH GROUPS THE VAST MAJORITY OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN OUR SIX COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS THE FREE AND CHRISTIAN TRADE UNIONS REPRESENTING TEN MILLION WORKERS
    CONSIDERS THAT ONLY THROUGH THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UNIFICATION OF EUROPE, INCLUDING THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EQUALS OF EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES CAN THE WEST BE STRENGTHENED AND THE CONDITIONS CREATED FOR PEACE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.



    ALTHOUGH PROGRESS IN THIS DIRECTION MAY BE SLOW AND FRAUGHT WITH DIFFICULTIES, IT IS NEVERTHELESS INEVITABLE AND THE ONLY SURE PATH. THE COMMITTEE BELIEVES THAT ANY OTHER COURSE WOULD INVOLVE OUR SEPARATE COUNTRIES IN PROFITLESS ADVENTURES AND PRESERVE THAT SPIRIT OF SUPERIORITY AND DOMINATION WHICH NOT SO LONG AGO LED EUROPE TO THE BRINK OF DESTRUCTION AND COULD NOW ENGULF THE WORLD.



    OUR COUNTRIES HAVE ADVANCED GRADUALLY TOWARDS THEIR GOAL, NAMELY THE CREATION ONE DAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE WHICH WILL ADVANCE THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE WEST. THE CONCRETE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION HAVE BEEN TACKLED.
    FURTHER HEADWAY IS NOW POSSIBLE AND NECESSARY. THE POINTS AT ISSUE ARE THE ACCESSION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND THE CONCLUSION OF A TREATY INITIATING A POLITICAL UNION.
    THE POLITICAL PARTIES AND TRADE UNIONS REPRESENTED ON THE ACTION COMMITTEE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE CONSIDER THAT THE NEGOTIATIONS



    - FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM'S ENTRY INTO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY ON THE SAME BASIS AS THE SIX;



    - FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TREATY INITIATING A POLITICAL UNION; SHOULD BE RAPIDLY CONCLUDED.



    (SEQ 7) THE PROSPECTS OPEN TO EUROPE TODAY ARE THE OUTCOME OF THE DECISION OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES NOT TO TREAT THEIR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AS NATIONAL ONES BUT AS COMMON TO THEM ALL. TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS, THEY HAVE ADOPTED A NEW METHOD OF COLLECTIVE ACTION.



    (SEQ 8) THE ENTRY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM INTO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY ON A BASIS OF EQUALITY UNDER THE CONDITIONS LAID DOWN IN THE ROME TREATY WILL REINFORCE THE UNITY OF EUROPE. THE UNION WILL THEM COMPRISE 240-MILLION PEOPLE. IT WILL ENABLE ALL ITS MEMBERS TO ACHIEVE GREATER ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES AMONG OTHERS, MUST BENEFIT BY THIS EXPANSION."




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    Background: M. JEAN MONNET, PRESIDENT OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE, WHICH GROUPS THE VAST MAJORITY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND TRADE UNIONS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, MADE A STATEMENT IN PARIS, JUNE 28 ON THE COMMITTEE'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS BRITAIN'S APPLICATION TO JOIN THE COMMON MARKET:-

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE5Z4H8TXZ07CD0EIKE86DZLM7
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5Z4H8TXZ07CD0EIKE86DZLM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1962
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
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