The World: te Grand Georges

If France's Common Market neighbors thought that life with President Georges Pompidou would be easier than it was with Charles de Gaulle, they had cause last week to think again. In a blunt conversation with visiting Belgian Premier Gaston Eyskens, Pompidou made it clear that where Europe is concerned, he can be as intransigent as le grand Charles. Telling Eyskens that "I'm giving it to you off the cuff, as General de Gaulle used to do," Pompidou reeled off what he saw as "numerous obstacles" to next October's Paris summit, at which the ten leaders of the expanded Common Market are...

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