France’s Veto Against Britain in Euromart Affects Israel’s Effort

France’s veto against admission of Britain to membership in the European Common Market has upset the EEC’s time-table so as to affect Israel’s continuing effort to establish a link with the six-nation European Market, it was ascertained here today.

A special EEC committee which was to have reported to the EEC’s Council of Ministers, on February 9, regarding the negotiations with Israel, will not report as scheduled, and the Israel topic will be held over until March at the earliest.

Israel’s Ambassador here, Walter Eytan, met yesterday with Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville, and was reportedly advised that Israel should trim some of its demands for the Euromart link. Mr. Couve de Murville is understood to have advised that Israel be content at the beginning with a “partial agreement” that would establish a Euromart link only on certain Israeli exports, “item by item.”

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