WESTERN EUROPE: Nations Divided

Suddenly the grand plan to erect a European Army against Communism seemed to fall apart:

¶ In France, Premier Rene Mayer served notice that his new government wants alterations which would long delay, and might kill, the European Army.

¶ In West Germany, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer—getting into the act before his powerful Socialist opponents could beat him to it — announced that Germany also wanted changes.

¶ In Belgium, the Conseil d'Etat, which is short on legal powers but long on moral suasion, unexpectedly took the position that the EDC treaty violated Belgium's constitution.

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