Europe: Scurrying in the Wings

"Eu-ro-pa! Eu-ro-pa!" chanted thousands of Italian university students as British Prime Minister Harold Wilson stepped last week from an R.A.F. Com et at Rome's Ciampino airport. The cheer fitted Wilson's mood. Britain —once great but long insular — was again seeking admission to the six-nation Common Market, and through it to the larger Europe that the Market envisions. Wilson and his Foreign Secretary, George Brown, were in Italy on a dramatic mission to explore, with top Italian officials, Britain's chances for acceptance.

In Rome, where he also talked with Pope Paul VI about...

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