Common Market: Coup de Murville

For the first time since France began its boycott of the Common Market last July, the foreign ministers of the Six met to resolve their differences in Luxembourg's Hôtel de Ville. Not much had changed. Offensively, France took the offensive.

Airily remarking that he was "happy to see you all again," Maurice Couve de Murville presented a ten-point proposal for changing the "style" of the Common Market's Executive Commission in Brussels. He really meant the style of its president, Walter Hallstein, who conducts himself, in the opinion of Charles de Gaulle, too much like a head of state. De Gaulle...

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