Britain, Ireland, Denmark and Norway today (June 30) launched their bids for the crucial negotiations to join the six-nation common market as the chief supporters of enlarging the market M.
LV Council building (LuXembourg)
GV INTERIOR.. Conference room
SV Mr Rey (in glasses) with other ministers
CU & SV Sign "France" and Mr Schumann (2 shots)
CU Sign "Italy" tilt up to Mr Moro
CU Sign "Netherlands" tilt up to Mr Luns
CU Sign "Germany" tilt up to Mr Scheel
GV EXTERIOR..Malfatti house (Rome)
MV Malfatti enters office and sits down
CU Malfatti writing (3 shots)
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Background: Britain, Ireland, Denmark and Norway today (June 30) launched their bids for the crucial negotiations to join the six-nation common market as the chief supporters of enlarging the market M. Jean Rey stepped down to make way for new Commission President Signor Malfatti.
Today's (June 30) negotiations began under the leadership of the new European Economic Community Executive Commission President Signor France Malfatti, who is to officially receive his office in Brussels on July 1. Signor Malfatti, former Italian Minister of Communication and Transportation, takes over former Commission President Jean Rey.
M. Rey is still involved in the Common Market negotiations and this week met with delegates to prepare for the talks which are expected to last for up to two years.
French Foreign Minister M. Schumann, Dutch Foreign Minister Joseph Luns, Italian delegate Mr. Moro and German delegate Mr. Scheel were among those present at the first meeting to discuss the Commission's plans for the negotiations with Britain.
Meanwhile, Britain's Chief negotiator, European Affairs Minister Anthony Barber has arrived in Luxembourg for the talks. Britain's new Conservative Foreign Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home is also expected to arrive in Luxembourg for the opening meeting.