OPINION

JANUARY 23, 1952

AMERICAN EUROPEAN POLICY: Paris, 22 – General Eisenhower has issued an urgent call in favor of convening a Constitutional Assembly on the unification of Europe. The mere calling of such an assembly is significant for the United States. The general’s statements (…) were the first he has made since declaring two weeks ago that he would accept a provisional candidacy (for the US presidency) for the Republican Party in the New Hampshire primaries. «As time passes,» said Eisenhower, «it has become absolutely clear that Europe cannot acquire greatness and stability as long as it is divided into small independent national economies. There is a need for some progress at the level of unifying Western Europe.» OPINION POLL: The Greek bureau of Gallup Poll has announced that a survey of public opinion shows 62 percent believe that leaving Greece out of the Middle East command would be detrimental to the country’s international standing. Last Wednesday, the heads of the two communities, internationally recognized Greek-Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides and the Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, who governs the north, met for a new attempt to resolve the Cyprus problem.