Europe: Continent in Motion

Not since the Iron Curtain clanged down across Europe and the pattern of postwar alliances was forged by the U.S. and Russia has the Old World seen such a flurry of political cross-pollination, of intra-alliance flux. After 20 years of rigid cold-war separatism, East and West Europeans are talking again.

Rumanian Trade Minister Gheorghe Cioara has just finished a nine-day tour of West Germany. Rumanian Foreign Minister Corneliu Manescu is headed for Rome, and Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki for Sweden. French Foreign Minister Couve de Murville in recent weeks has popped up in Warsaw, Sofia and Bucharest. Fortnight from...

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