By Sally King
GIBRALTAR is appealing a decision by the European Court to throw out its claim for exclusive rights to its waters.
Gibraltar and the UK had filed a lawsuit calling for the waters surrounding the colony to become exclusively their territory.
But the EU has dismissed the case as ‘inadmissible on procedural grounds.’
Chief Minister Peter Caruana hit back stating that the Rock will fight the ruling.
He said that under no circumstances would the waters be treated as anything other than ‘exclusive British sovereignty, under the jurisdiction of the Gibraltar Government.’
The row began after Brussels approved Spain’s request to list most of the area around the Rock as a protected area.