Common Market: Going Around De Gaulle

The one job in Europe that practically no one seems to want is the presidency of the European Economic Community. After the French last year forced Germany's indomitable Walter Hallstein, president for nine years, to resign over policy differences with them, two of the leading candidates for the top job turned it down flat, and Charles de Gaulle vetoed a third. Who, after all, wanted to tangle with the French? Finally, almost by default, the job went to a diminutive and quiet-spoken Belgian, Jean Rey, the Common Market's Commissioner for Foreign Affairs....

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