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June 11, 1988 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union and several Eastern Bloc countries are moving to establish new trade ties with the European Common Market as part of their push to overhaul their own economies under the perestroika program. Until recently, Moscow did not formally recognize the 12-country Common Market, even though the compact's Brussels-based headquarters secretariat is legally empowered to conduct trade relations for each of the member states.
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June 11, 1988 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union and several Eastern Bloc countries are moving to establish new trade ties with the European Common Market as part of their push to overhaul their own economies under the perestroika program. Until recently, Moscow did not formally recognize the 12-country Common Market, even though the compact's Brussels-based headquarters secretariat is legally empowered to conduct trade relations for each of the member states.
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September 20, 1988 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
Belgian business magnate Etienne Davignon's shadow reaches all across Europe, but his car phone doesn't. As chief operating officer of Societe Generale de Belgique, Belgium's largest financial services conglomerate, Davignon sometimes drives to France and West Germany--about the distance from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. But the cellular telephone system used in Belgium is not compatible with those of other European countries, rendering Davignon's car phone useless.
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