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France / United Europe Vote / United States Impact / Kouchner Interview #588683

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 20, 1992
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(Paris: Garrick Utley) Preliminary results on the vote in France on greater political cohesion in Europe with a common currency reported; French President Francois Mitterrand recalled calling for the referendum on the Maastricht Treaty; scenes shown of voters casting their ballots. [Two FRENCHMEN - comment on their votes.] [British Prime Minister John MAJOR - proposes calling a special council to help decide how the European Community should proceed.] Tomorrow's opening of the currency markets noted.

(White House: Irving R. Levine) Meeting of President Bush with the finance ministers of the industrialized nations to talk about the economic implications of the current currency crisis featured; scenes shown from the White House. [BUSH - says the currency will stabilize.] Impact that European currency turmoil could have on American jobs, the trade deficit and the deficit outlined. [Micro Systems Company Reay STERLING - talks about the importance of the European market.] [Economic Policy Institution Jeffrey FAUX - talks about the United States economy.] Role of high German interest rates on the currency problem in Europe and the consequent impact on the value of the dollar overseas explained.

(Paris: Garrick Utley) Interview held with a French government official about the meaning of the vote. [French cabinet minister Bernard KOUCHNER - calls it a victory for Europe; says the union must now convince the people who voted "no"; agrees that the future is also political union.]

Levine, Irving R.;
Utley, Garrick

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