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Speech by Mr. F.X. Ortoli, President of the Commission of the European Communities to the Overseas Bankers Club. London 2 February 1976

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untitled r~; .·. '. ., •'.!' .,;., ,:;. -·--··-·-----~·---~------ -- ---------- -------~-------~---- .. LO~DUN, 2 FEBRUARY 197b SPEECH BY MR.; .F .... X. ORTOLI, PRESlDENT OF THE COMMISSION O:F' THE ·EUROPEAN .COHMUNITIES • • • .. l .• t• .·.<. ,, Your E:tcellencier; 1 )fy L01..:lo~ Lrd:i.cs c.nc1 C~ntlct:an, deccribed London cnoe co : Oi' course, he hail.. t.he opportunity to cct to knoH the City t:cll 1 or at le~st a p.1.rl of' it, rJinca be epr--nt 20 7ea.ra aa a prison~ in the Tove:r. Today.tho onrse thr.rt dota~ned. ·Chc-rlca d'OrleanrJ thero 18 lona ... · laet aln:oat cxtingttished. Tho City of I..or...clon is o.n clement in our o<mmOn h.e:ri tage ; and it is ne a. EurQ:;>oJ-n that I cper'l: to ~u - ~. . .... .;. •' User Rectangle User Rectangle User Rectangle •'•, .-.,. 'I. ·.·• .. '· t:.~ ,, - 2 -- ... .f·. ··.·'. > :.' ·~ .·· :. . . ~ '. ;· .. ~:· · Xt. I· ~-eq n the ollly word i.n the r&arM ot the Club which cause~ ma a117' t:JJ,ffltnll. ty is the first. or course, the interesto ot •• ,4 • . your members era ,world-wide. But in relation to Europe, a'l least. the word. "0verseae"1 carries, a slight nuance -- a hint of ilUlUlarl'ly, perhaps too atrild.ng an emphasis on that COl'leept of ~-C'J:~d la.r~£ the open. sea, vhich has certainly hnd too cuch attention paid to it . 1n the :Past . 'by atatesmen on both aides of the Channel .. Dut no - I am wrott~ t() ee&. an;y.political significance here. London certainly hae no doubts about ~lropa. And the cea~ after all, is a fact of life. So t am sure that ·we eun set all doub·ts aside .:tnd thirr::: nothing but eood of. this great institution lmoee hoapita,lity we are e-njoying. + + + .. That 3ou have ~nee:~ again, f.!r. President, asked the Etlropean .. ' ' , I • . ·· Commiasion to propose the be-31th ot the Overseas Bn1'1J::ero Club is ·.greatly appreciated by Uf3 Hi'tlrU.ssels .. l

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