EUROPE: Toward a Winter of Discontent

Ever since World War II, Western Europe has been struggling, fitfully and sometimes unhappily, toward unity. The latest Middle East war has shown just how tenuous that unity still is. Last week in Copenhagen, the Common Market Foreign Ministers met and agreed on a French-sponsored plan for periodic summit meetings. The first will be held Dec. 14 and 15 in the Danish capital in an atmosphere of unusual intimacy—even the Foreign Ministers will not be allowed into the discussions by the heads of state. Such a format, the Ministers reasoned, will...

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