DAVID Cameron spoke to Mariano Rajoy today in an attempt to resolve the recent conflict between Gibraltar and Spain.
His intervention came after the Spanish government threatened to implement a €50 border fee.
According to a spokesman, the UK Prime Minister made his ‘serious concerns’ about the situation clear, while emphasizing that ‘he did not want the issue to become an obstacle in the bilateral relations.’
In response, Prime Minister Rajoy promised to reduce border checks.
Both men agreed that there should be a solution to the dispute.
The UK Foreign Secretary yesterday offered support to the Gibraltar chief minister, saying that the UK “stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Gibraltar.’
The EC committee maintains that border control between Spain and Gibraltar is legal, as Gibraltar is not included in the Schengen Borders Agreement.