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US-France Relations / Common Market Turmoil #296095

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 1984
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(Studio) French President Francois Mitterrand, visiting Illinois farm of Agriculture Secretary John Block, reported airing his disgruntlement with United States farm subsidies and trade policies. Films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Normandy, France) French farmers' traditional means of protest described, shown; their concern over economy threats of Common Mkt. policies examined. [US embassy spokesperson Michael ELY - explains milk product issue.] Case of 1 French farmer (named in report) cited as example
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(London, England) Failure of Common Mkt. conference to resolve issues examined; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's threat to veto Common Mkt. funds and impact on European economy community considered. Focus of her opposition explained. Criticism of Thatcher by Italian Prime Min. Bettino Craxi, Greek Prime Min. Andreas Papandreou outlined. [Dutch journalist J. Van Os Van Den ABEELEN - accuses Thatcher of defing. only British ints., rather than Europe's.] [THATCHER - responds.] Potential economy strength of European community compared to those of United States and USSR .
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Blackstone, John;
Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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