• Short Summary

    Concern about Britain's position in the European Economic Community took two senior British Ministers to Euripean capitals for discussions on Thursday (21 March).

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    Concern about Britain's position in the European Economic Community took two senior British Ministers to Euripean capitals for discussions on Thursday (21 March).

    The Foreign Minister, Mr. James Callaghan, making his first visit abroad since the elections last month, flew to Bonn. Europe's strained relations with the United States were discussed, but the main purpose of his visit was to explain his approach to re-negotiating the terms of Britain's E.E.C. membership.

    The terms were agreed by the previous British government, and the Labour government has pledged to re-negotiate them.

    One of the main complaints that Mr. Callaghan reportedly made to West German Chancellor Brandt is about the working of the common agricultural policy.

    Meanwhile in the E.E.C. capital, Brussels, the new Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Fred Peart, was asking Britain's E.E.C. partners to approve a series of special measures to help ease prices for British consumers.

    Mr. Peart is attending the meeting of the E.E.C. Agricultural Ministers which will fix the coming season's E.E.C. farm prices. Later on Thursday, Mr. Peart told reporters he would not be discussing re-negotiation, "I am here for specifically agricultural negotiations" he said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAI1NT96QCGAZT4UY3J8KU10DA
    Media URN:
    VLVAI1NT96QCGAZT4UY3J8KU10DA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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