COMMON MARKET: The View from the Summit

We are not seeking to submerge our national personalities, but to combine them into a European personality that will make its weight felt.

—Edward Heath in Paris

FRENCH President Georges Pompidou struck almost the same theme when he declared that "Europe is a reality, with its own personality." Yet, in their two days of meetings last week, the political leaders of Europe demonstrated that the Common Market is still beset by the divisions that have handicapped it since its founding in 1958. France is determined to maintain a loose confederation of nation states while the other members are, in varying degrees,...

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