Eurocámara: 140106 E012435/ 2013 Developments in Gibraltar

 

Question 4 November 2013 Diane Dodds (NI-DUP)

Subject: Developments in Gibraltar

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that it will make representations to the Spanish Government after a Guardia Civil Patrol boat manoeuvred provocatively in Gibraltarian territorial waters as a Royal Navy vessel was being escorted through the area by the Gibraltar Squadron. The incident resulted in an armed stand­off.

In this context, can the Commission please outline what steps it will take to ensure that the sovereignty of Gibraltar, its territorial waters, and its people is upheld amidst escalating Spanish provocation in the region?

 

Answer 6 January 2014 Commissioner Šefčovič

The Commission has no competence as regards the facts mentioned in the question.

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