DeGaulle's Veto on British membership of the EEC

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De Gaulle's Veto on British membership of the EEC  (1963) 
by Charles de Gaulle
The statement by Charles DeGaulle, French President, effectively vetoing, for the first time, British membership of the European Economic Community. Given on 14 January 1963 at a press conference in Paris in response to a question to "define explicitly France’s position towards Britain’s entry into the Common Market and the political evolution of Europe".