The 16th century Villa Aldobrandini, which looks down on Rome from the Quirinal Hill, was built in the period of Europe's Renaissance. Last week the Deputy Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Benelux met in its frescoed hall to map the way to a political renaissance: the United States of Europe.

Italy's Premier Pella welcomed the deputies and hoped that "you will find the road completely cleared of problems . . ." But he brought up the problem of Trieste (TIME, Sept. 21); the French delegation worried about France's claims in the Saar; the Dutch wanted to talk about...

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