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Spaak

 (späk), Paul Henri Charles 1889-1972.
Belgian politician who served as prime minister or foreign minister for much of the period between 1936 and 1966. He was the first president of the United Nations General Assembly (1946-1947), served as the secretary-general of NATO (1957-1961), and was instrumental in establishing the European Economic Community (1957).
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Spaak

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(Biography) Paul Henri (pɔl ɑ̃ri). 1899–1972, Belgian statesman, first socialist premier of Belgium (1937–38); a leading advocate of European unity, he was president of the consultative assembly of the Council of Europe (1949–51) and secretary-general of NATO (1957–61)
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Paul-Henri Spaak, qui a ete arrete, puis relache le 12 janvier 1934, lors d'une contre-manifestation opposee a la Legion nationale de Paul Hoomaert, formation extremiste belge, participe le 17 fevrier 1934 au meeting pour << l'heroisme de nos camarades autrichiens >>, qui se prolonge par des jets de pierre contre les locaux de la presse conservatrice a Bruxelles.
Krull, of Lititz, PA; and her nieces, Cheryl Marsden of Lititz, PA, Patricia Spaak of Cedar Rapids, IA, Janette Bombardier of Colchester, VT; and her nephew, James Krull of Boynton Beach, FL.
Part of the Paul Henri Spaak building had to be closed to the public.
With: Claudia Pandolfi, Alessandro Roja, Marco Cocci, Corrado Fortuna, Dario Kappa Cappanera, Catherine Spaak, Claudia Potenza, Frankie HI-NRG MC, Francesco Villa, Niccolo Belloni.
Just for the fun of itGoogling a runner Grande Illusion 2.30 Chepstow A 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during World War I and are plotting an escape.
Drama, starring Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Ben Miles and Catherine Spaak.
The auction, now in its fifth year, has raised more than pounds 75,000 to date and will feature work by Birmingham figurative artist Stephen Earl Rogers, jeweller Lisa Juen, Worcestershire photographer Nic Gaunt, Henley-in-Arden-based illustrator Julie de Bastion and Warwickshire glassworker Ruth Spaak.
Ruth Spaak, a governor at the school, added: "The radiation is particularly bad and dangerous in the summer because the dust contains radioactive particles.
Other work on showincludes an abstract multicoloured installation that comprises materials such as hair rollers and wristwatch straps by Ruth Spaak, a beautiful ball-shaped ceramic sculpture made up of hundreds of small, white, ceramic, barnacle-shaped bowls by Natasha Lewer and a series of brightly-coloured musical boxes complete with a winder by Alexandra Lacoste.
Indeed, it was the basis on which Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak and his colleagues worked when setting the scene for the Treaty of Rome and the European Economic Community.
In their 2003 expose of the process that has overcome independence for Europe's nations, The Great Deception: The Secret History of the European Union, British authors Christopher Booker and Richard North laid bare the early strategy urged by Belgium's Paul-Henri Spaak. Known as Europe's "Mr.