WESTERN EUROPE: The Quiet Revolution

While the statesmen in Geneva debated the future of Europe, less celebrated men were more effectively shaping it. In the drab industrial city of Essen last week, 18 young French labor leaders were learning at firsthand how labor-management relations are handled in the coal fields and steelworks of the Ruhr. In Paris four European airlines—Air France, Alitalia, Belgium's Sabena and West Germany's Lufthansa—announced plans to integrate their schedules, maintenance and foreign-sales organizations under the name "Air Union." And in a West German poll, only 37% of the citizens questioned by the...

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