Eurocámara: 150602 E000786/ 2015 Border checks in Gibraltar

Pregunta de Catherine Bearder (ALDE-LibDems)

Respuesta del Comisario Avramopoulos


Question 21 January 2015 Catherine Bearder (ALDE-LibDems)

Subject: Border checks in Gibraltar

1. Is the Commission aware that the primary reason for the delays to EU nationals and others wishing to enter or exit Gibraltar through its land frontier with Spain is not the physical infrastructure on the ground, but the manner in which the Spanish authorities conduct their controls by stopping vehicles in the green lane?

Therefore, the infrastructure works currently under way on the Spanish side of the border will achieve nothing without a change in procedures.

2. How does the Commission propose to ensure that the Spanish authorities fine ‐tune their risk-based profiling , and how does it propose to ensure that Spain proceeds to the 100% elimination of checks on vehicles?

Answer 2 June 2015 Commissioner Avramopoulos

The Commission refers the Honourable Members to its answers to written questions E-009810/2014 and E-007507/2014.

In addition, following a technical meeting beginning of February 2015, the Commission is in contact with the Spanish authorities in order to receive requested further information.

150602 EP – Q C Bearder (ALDE-LibDems) on Border checks in Gibraltar, A Com Migration, Home Affairs Avramopoulos E-000786-2015.pdf