COMMON MARKET: Summit: Something for Everybody

From the beginning, last week's Common Market summit was called the "summit of modest expectations." Faced with the most severe complex of crises since the European Community was set up 17 years ago, the heads of the nine countries would succeed in Paris, according to one rather gloomy line of reasoning, if they did nothing more than agree to stay together. In the end, they did just that—and a little bit more—in what might be described as a summit of modest results.

The main question on the agenda was what the French like...

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