25 Sep, 2013 @ 19:00
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European Commission visit Gibraltar frontier

Gib Motorists queue at the bo

THE European Commission has made its inaugural trip to the Gibraltar side of the frontier.

The visit follows the complaint the made to the Commission by the Government of Gibraltar at the end of July, and further complaints from individuals and MEPs.

The Commission delegation was accompanied by the deputy chief minister and senior officials to view the vehicular, pedestrian and commercial entry and exit points of the frontier from the Gibraltar side.

At the time there was a two hour queue of vehicles trying to enter the territory.

This was followed by a tour of the area into which the queue extends on a bad day.

Various government officials also offered different perspectives on the border issues during an address to the visitors.

Claire Wilson

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  1. It is about time officials from the EU visited and saw for themselves the actual situation on the ground even if it’s just the logistics and physical arrangements as the queues suddenly disappeared. Rather silly in this day and age as the debacle that has been the norm this summer is fully documented. UN observers should be next.
    Funny as well that Mr Rajoy stated, in front of the whole of the UN assembly that Gibraltar and the hinterland are suffering because Gibraltar is a British colony! Then he tries to advocate Spain’s inclusion in the UN’s security council when his country hasn’t got enough money to fuel training flights for its fighter jets!
    Now, who writes the scripts for Mr Rajoy and Mr Margallo? Must be Morecombe and Wise.

  2. Rajoy and is government are just using Gibraltar as a political distraction to bury disastrous economic policies and the whiff of political scandal. After more than 300 years of separate development, the Gibraltarians have the right to determine their own future. ‘The 16 territories that still do not govern themselves must have complete freedom in deciding their own future status,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a forum on decolonization (2010). Spain – get over it. Move on. And stop bullying Gibraltar!

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