Western European Union
By R. G. Hawtrey
The Price Professor of International Economics at Chatham House here analyzes some of the problems raised by proposals for closer political, military and economic unity among the countries of Western Europe. The background for his work was a series of discussions by a study group that investigated the effect "a closer union of Western Europe might have upon the position and policies of the United Kingdom." The emphasis is on the difficulties "union" would entail and on the desirability of proceeding cautiously, via intergovernmental coöperation, rather than letting the current crisis provoke action which may turn out to be impracticable or, in the long run, undesirable.