Foreign News: Doubtful Card

Fortnight ago, in the course of a debate on Algeria, Premier Félix Gaillard tentatively proposed a Western Mediterranean community of nations. It was more than a suggestion, and less than a plan, but the French government is serious about it.

Gaillard envisages the establishment of a Mediterranean alliance composed of Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Spain, Italy, Britain and France. It would also include Algeria—as a part of France. Militarily, the proposed pact would be designed to defend North Africa against both Communism and Nasserism. Economically, it would offer its members the right to participate in development of the oil and mineral resources...

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