The empty chair crisis

From 30 June 1965 to 29 January 1966, in disagreement with the Commission of the European Communities on the financing of the common agricultural policy (CAP), France’s representatives refuse to attend any intergovernmental meetings of the Community bodies in Brussels.

Source and copyright

Source: Crise de la chaise vide. Bruxelles: Médiathèque Commission européenne, 1965. Noir et blanc.

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The empty chair crisis