A TIME SYMPOSIUM: Frank Discussion of Common Concern

THE best way to solve problems is to foresee them before they become problems." Those words from Dr. Joachim Zahn, chairman of the executive board of West Germany's Daimler-Benz, expressed as well as any the sense of an unusual meeting in Brussels this month. Nearly 40 chief executives of leading European and American business and banking firms assembled in the Common Market's headquarters city, under the auspices of TIME, for a colloquy on their common concerns.

For most of the Europeans, the meeting was a reunion. At TIME'S invitation, they had journeyed to...

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