Western Europe: Out-of-Joint Projects

"The path to joining Europe — or even to cooperation in joint projects — is not smooth," sighed Britain's Guardian. It was the understatement of the week. With lofty hauteur, Charles de Gaulle has heaped scorn on every effort by Britain to nudge its way into the Common Market. It is even getting difficult for the French and the British to stay partners in the ambitious set of joint aircraft-production schemes so loudly heralded over the past couple of years.

Last week there were two distinct rebuffs from Paris. The first involved British, French and West German plans to build the...

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