On 13 September 1962, the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera draws attention to divisions in British public opinion on the United Kingdom’s accession to the European Common Market and outlines the implications thereof.
In 1962, the High Authority, the National Coal Board and the Charbonnage de France jointly organise a press visit to British coalmines. Jean Choffel seizes the opportunity to interview a few people about the United Kingdom's possible accession to the European Communities.
In this interview, Georges Berthoin, Chief Representative of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), then of the European Communities in London from 1956 to 1973, analyses what the British people thought of European integration in the 1950s and 1960s.
In this interview, Georges Berthoin, Head of the Delegation of the European Communities in London from 1956 to 1973, comments on the negotiations for the accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities and describes the opinion of the British leaders on the European Commission and its role in the process of Community integration.