• Short Summary

    FRANCE'S FIVE COMMON MARKET PARTNERS TODAY (MONDAY) TRIED TO USE THE DEVALUATION OF STERLING TO GET TALKS WITH BRITAIN ON ITS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION STARTED.

  • Description

    1.
    LV EXTERIOR
    0.03

    2.
    GV INT..HALL, DELEGATES ASSEMBLED
    0.06

    3.
    SV LUNS SHAKES HANDS WITH OTHERS
    0.11

    4.
    SV BRANDT ENTERS
    0.16

    5.
    CV SIGN "DEUTSCHLAND" TILT TO DELEGATE
    0.22

    6.
    CU SIGN "NETHERLANDS"
    0.24

    7.
    SV LUNS
    0.29

    8.
    CV SIGN "BELGIQUE"
    0.32

    9.
    SV DELEGATE HARMEL SPEAKS TO LUNS
    0.35

    10.
    CV SIGN "FRANCE"
    0.38

    11.
    SV COUVE DE MURVILLE SPEAKS TO OTHERS
    0.48

    12.
    GV INT..MEETING
    0.51

    13.
    CV ITALIAN FANFANI
    0.56

    14.
    CV COMMISSIONER SPEAKS TO DELEGATES
    0.58

    15.
    CV SIGN "PRESIDENT"
    0.59

    16.
    CV PRESIDENT AT TABLE
    1.04

    17.
    GV INT..DELEGATES AROUND TABLE
    1.09



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FRANCE'S FIVE COMMON MARKET PARTNERS TODAY (MONDAY) TRIED TO USE THE DEVALUATION OF STERLING TO GET TALKS WITH BRITAIN ON ITS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION STARTED. BUT FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE SAID THAT SO FAR AS FRANCE WAS CONCERNED THE DEVALUATION DID NOT FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE SITUATION CONCERNING BRITAIN'S APPLICATION.

    CONTINUING HIS RESISTANCE TO ANY QUICK OPENING OF NEGOTIATIONS, M. COUVE DE MURVILLE SAID BRITAIN'S ECONOMIC AND MONETARY HEALTH MUST BE RE-ESTABLISHED BEFORE "REAL DISCUSSIONS" COULD START.

    WEST GERMANY HAD PROPOSED THAT THE COMMON MARKET EXECUTIVE COMMISSION PREPARE A SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT ON BRITAIN'S APPLICATION IN THE LIGHT OF DEVALUATION AND OTHER CORRECTIVE MEASURES ANNOUNCED AT THE WEEKEND.

    ALL OTHER MEMBER STATES EXCEPT FRANCE BACKED THE GERMAN INITIATIVE, BUT IT SEEMED UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED BECAUSE COMMISSION PRESIDENT M. JEAN REY RAISED DOUBTS ABOUT ITS PRACTICABILITY.

    M. COUVE DE MURVILLE ARGUED THAT IF THE COMMISSION CONCLUDED THAT DEVALUATION HAD NOT RESTORED STERLING'S HEALTH THERE COULD BE SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS ON EXCHANGE MARKETS. HE LEFT NO DOUBT THAT FRANCE CONSIDERED THAT MATTER A LONG JOB, AND SAID NO IMMEDIATE SOLUTION WAS POSSIBLE. HE DID NOT SEE WHAT USE AN ADDITIONAL REPORT WOULD BE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAELQ5X10K4GZ1Z2866OSUXFR05
    Media URN:
    VLVAELQ5X10K4GZ1Z2866OSUXFR05
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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