The World: Called Bluff

After a meeting with West German Chancellor Willy Brandt three weeks ago, French President Georges Pompidou was asked whether he thought the proposed "Summit of Ten" — the long-awaited meeting of the six European Economic Community nations, plus the four candidate countries—would actually be held. Replied Pompidou: "It will be like the Olympics. The final will decide."

Last week the final was in fact held in Rome, where Foreign Ministers of the six member nations plus Britain agreed that the summit should proceed as scheduled on Oct. 19-21. It is billed as a meeting to set guidelines for Europe for the next...

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