January 22, 1991
PRESIDENT BUSH denounced the "brutal parading" of captured allied airmen on Iraqi television . . . For the second straight day, Iraq's top-ranking diplomat in Washington was summoned to the State Department to receive a formal letter of protest. But he, in turn, charged that allies are bombing "old women, men and children.". . . In CONGRESS, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.
December 17, 1988 |
The Common Market chose Frans Andriessen, a former Dutch finance minister, on Friday as its chief of foreign and trade policy, the official who deals with other countries. Andriessen now has the agricultural portfolio. He succeeds Willy De Clercq, who guided the 12-nation European Economic Community through sometimes stormy trade relations with Washington. The appointment, for a two-year term beginning Jan. 6, was one of 17 announced Friday to the European Commission, the EEC executive branch.
July 26, 1989
Spanish Socialist Enrique Baron Crespo was elected president of the European Parliament, defeating five other candidates from the 12-nation European Community. Baron won 301 votes in the balloting in Strasbourg, France, followed by West German Rudiger Von Wechmar with 93 votes and by Portuguese Greens party environmentalist Maria Santos, who was a distant third with 31 votes. Baron, a lawyer and economist and former transport minister, succeeds Henry Blumb of Britain.
June 14, 1987 |
NATO Secretary General Lord Carrington has been fined $107 here for careless driving after his car collided with a truck. A magistrates court heard Friday that a car being driven by the chief official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization veered to the wrong side of the road in the southern port of Dover. Carrington, a former British foreign secretary, pleaded guilty in a letter to the court.
June 29, 1988 |
The leaders of the European Communities declared Tuesday that the planned move toward an authentic union of the 12 member countries is now "irreversible" and that 320 million Europeans will become a true Common Market by the end of 1992, with virtually no barriers to the movement of goods and people.
September 25, 1990
One week before German unification, some of Europe's leading political figures gather in Paris today for a one-day seminar on the impact of a united Germany in a changing Europe. Among those providing their wisdom will be French President Francois Mitterrand, European Commission President Jacques Delors, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and one of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's closest advisers, Alexander N. Yakovlev.