WESTERN EUROPE: Growing Pains

"I expect we will have problems between us," said Jean Monnet last week. "But I hope our problems will be eternal, for that would be a sign of the vitality of our relationship."

As president of the High Authority of the European Coal & Steel Community, Jean Monnet was in Washington seeking a little help for the six-nation Schuman Plan combine, which is the only supranational organization now doing business in Europe.* Dapper, hard-working Monnet is an idealist—he wants a united Europe—who talks in practical plans. Around a large oval table in the State Department, Monnet and...

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