Common Market: Supranational Stall

Angry Charles de Gaulle had threatened to boycott the Common Market, and last week boycott he did. First, French officials were forbidden to at tend any policy-making Common Market meetings. Then France's Jean-Marc Boegner, permanent delegate to the community's Brussels headquarters, abruptly returned to Paris without so much as an au revoir to Common Mar ket President Walter Hallstein.

The calculated diplomatic slap underscored De Gaulle's highly personal view of who is responsible for the crisis: Hallstein's Eurocrats dedicated to building a supranational Europe, for whom De Gaulle reserves his worst...

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