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New Zealand mission to the EEC, 1961

New Zealand mission to the EEC, 1961

Thomas Macdonald (left), head of New Zealand's mission to the European Economic Community (EEC), presents his credentials to Walter Hallstein, president of the EEC Commission, at Brussels, Belgium, in July 1961. Macdonald was then also New Zealand's high commissioner to the UK. In both diplomatic posts his main concern was to safeguard New Zealand's export markets in Europe if Britain joined the EEC.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Foreign policy in Europe and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34286/new-zealand-mission-to-the-eec-1961 (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016