Europe: The Cost of Union

It was late afternoon when Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and his lady drove into the neatly trimmed country estate outside Paris. There the Charles de Gaulles awaited their weekend guests on the steps of the Château de Champs, the magnificently paneled onetime home of Madame Pompadour. It has become Macmillan's custom to make contact with France's haughty leader at least once a year. But this time it was especially important for the two statesmen to have their leisurely hours together in the French countryside, for Europe is moving into decisive times; bargains...

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