EUROPEAN BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 23 MARCH 1985.

Created: 3/23/1985

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3. INTERNATIONAL-US: SOCIALISTS ON ARMS CONTROL

//IN THEIR MEETINGS WITH US OFFICIALS NEXT WEEK THE SOCIALIS1 INTERNATIONAL'S Sf_URlTV EXPERTS WILL BE RESISTANT TO US POLICY CONCERNS.//

ELEGATION OF THE SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISARMAMENT AND ARMS CONTEADED BY FINN! SH PRIME MINISTER SORSA WILL BE IN WASHINGTON ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY AFTER VISITING MOSCOW THIS WEEK. THE MAIN PURPOSE OFRACTICE ESTABLISHED SEVERAL YEARSO URGE SOVIET AND US LEADERS TO PROMOTE OETENTE AND PEACE THROUGH SERIOUS ARMS CONTROL NEGOTIATIONS..

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THE DISCUSSIONS WITR US OFFICIALS WILL NOT SIGN IF ICANTL*E COMMITTEE'S ARMSVCONTROL POSITIONS ALTHOUGH INDIVIDUALS COULD DC INFLUENCED. THE.MAJORITYOE LEGATES OPPOSE INF

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//THE EC COUNCIL FAILED LATE THURSDAY TO AGREE TOFOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE ENTRY INTO THE CONtUNI TY AFTER FRANCE UNEXPECTEDLY VETOEO KEY COMPROMISES ON VINE AHO FISHERIES. EC FOREIGN MINISTERS HAO BEEN MEETING SINCE SUNOAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO IRON OUT DETAILED TERMS IN TIME FOR EC LEADERS TO RATIFY THE COMMUNITY POSITION AT THEIR SUMMIT BEGINNING NEAT FRIOAY. THE

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//THIS ISACTICAL MOVE BT IHE FRENCH. OPPOSPTTflN GAtfLL ISTS REJECT ENLARGEMENT. WHICH IS BITIERLT OPPOSED BT SOUTHERN FARMERS AND FISHERMEN. PRESIDENT MITTERRAND FAVORS ENLARGEMENT. OUT WANTS TO SHOW THAT HE HAS DRIVEN THE HARDEST BARGAIN POSSIBLEESPECIALLY ON WINE ANDEVEN IF IT MEANS HOLOING OUT UNTIL THE SUMMIT. IF THE ICN CANNOT Rl SOI VF THE ACCESSION TERMS AT THE SUMMIT. THE TARGET DATE OF NEXT JANUARY FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE ENTRY MAY SLIP. ANO SOME PARTS OF THE ENLARGEMENT PACKAGE ALREADY IN PLACE COULOEOPEROIZEO.//

NLAND: COMMUNIST PARTY CONGRESS

//THE FINNISH COMMUNIST PARTY'S MINORITY ANNOUNCfD IT WILL BOYCOTT THE EXTRAORDINARY PAl FACTIONALISM HAS INCREASEO IN RECENT MONTHS AS EUROCOMMUNIST LEADERSHIP ESTABLISHED RIVALDISTRICTS CONTROLLED BY THE STALINISTS. THE SO' EFFORTS THIS MONTH IN PRAVDA ANO PREFER THE POI STALINIST FACTION. THERE ARE RECENT INDICATION! ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLYNFLUENCE WITH THE MODERATES.

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I/THE CONGRESS NO DOUBT WILL DO NOTHING TO RESOLVE DIFFERENCES THAT HAVE PLAGUED the PARTY FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES. THE EUROCOMMUNISTS WANT EITHER TO EXPEL the HARDLINERS OR BRING THEM TO HEEL, BUT THEY ALSO WANT TO AVOID JEOPARDIZING RELATIONS WITH THE SOVIETS. THEY HOPE THE STALINISTS' BOYCOTT OF THE CONGRESS--A. MEETING THE STALINISTS THEMSELVESCAUSE MOSCOW TO .RECONSIDER ITS SUPPORT FOR THE HARDLINERS. THE SOVIETS PR08ABLY WILL NOT ABANDON THE HARDLINERS, BUT WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THE TWO FACTIONS TO OVERCOM&^theIR DIFFERENCES TO STflP THE SLIOE IN the COMMUNIST PARTY'S-INFLUENCE IN FINLAND.//

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NONYMOUS CALLERS CLAIM ISLAMIC JIHAO RESPONSIBLE FOR KIDNAPING THREE FRENCH OFFICIALS IN BEIRUT, LEBANONEMAND PARI SARMS flFCI WITH Salmip STOP SUPPORTING IRAQ

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