Pregunta de Diane Dodds (NI-DUP)
Respuesta del Comisario Šefčovič
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.