Common Market: EEC Does It

Nearly 80 nations have deemed the European Economic Community important enough to appoint ambassadors to represent them at the EEC in Brussels, and Common Market President Walter Hallstein has long been accustomed to greeting the emissaries in style. He arranged for a red carpet all the way to the curb of 23 Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée when a new ambassador presented his credentials; the newcomer was then whisked by private elevator to Hallstein's eighth-floor suite, and, after a striped-pants ceremony, Hallstein would break out champagne. It was just what any head of state would do, but it made...