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BRUSSELS-Bilateral Solutions

January 18, 1969 sion of editors. The profession looks strangely like that of the Prime Ministers of post-War France. There was Durga Das and then Mulgaokar who was succeeded by Krishan Bhatia (now cooling his heels by the Potomac) and Ajit Bhattacharjea (now peripathetic correspondent). The newest incumbent is George Verghese, formerly of Times of India and latterly of Indira Gandhi's IT is probably no more than the afterglow of the long New Year weekend, known locally as the "truce of the sweetmeat vendors", but there is an air of quiet optimism at Common Market headquarters here that seems impervious to the most gloomy prognostications. Remind Commission staff of the numerous crises which marked 1968 and you will be told that the Community thrives on crises; hint to them that the whole edifice set up under the Treaty of Rome may yet founder on the question of widening the Community, and you will be reminded of Jean Rey's cheerful assertion that the Six will find a compromise by Easter, although all the evidence points to a continued deadlock over UK unless Wilson lowers his sights.

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