Common Market: Stage 2

When the intricate negotiations were finally finished, many of the compromises reached in secret sessions could only be clarified by replaying miles of tape recordings in the Common Market's four official languages (French, German, Dutch, Italian). The document signed in Brussels last week had been four weary weeks in the making, and the final, grueling bargaining session took till dawn. But in the end, the Market solved the agricultural disagreements that had threatened its progress. The original treaty had allowed member nations to postpone the second, four-year phase of the Common Market timetable until a farm policy accord could...

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