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Gibraltar takes self determination case to Spain’s toughest audience

Tuesday, May 31st 2011 - 22:49 UTC
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The ABC feature includes a two page interview with Chief Minister Peter Caruana 
The ABC feature includes a two page interview with Chief Minister Peter Caruana

Gibraltar Government has taken the argument for Gibraltar and its finance centre to the toughest audience in Spain - the ABC newspaper readers.

A special 12 page supplement distributed with the newspaper is mainly focused on presenting Gibraltar’s economy and investment opportunities to a financial audience.

The move is part of the Government’s ongoing strategy to get Gibraltar’s political message to a wide audience in Spain but also to highlight the scope for a symbiotic relationship.

The feature includes a two page interview with Chief Minister Peter Caruana who tells the ABC readers that he feels it is important to convey to them “that the people of Gibraltar deserve human rights, democratic rights and to live freely.”

“We have lived for 300 years in a dispute and it would be a pity to live a further 300 years under the same political differences. It is inconceivable that in the 21st century one country and can impose a ‘solution’ on another. The resolution to the dispute must be found in a democratic way which means both sides need to achieve a consensus.

ABC is a right wing newspaper closely allied to the Franco regime which now enshrines nationalistic and conservative causes.

 

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  • Realwarfare

    “both sides need to achieve a consensus”

    I presume that means not only accepting whatever they want.

    May 31st, 2011 - 11:28 pm 0
  • Redhoyt

    Doomed to failure then. The Rock was ceded in perpetuity by Spain ..... a couple of words they don't seem to understand and not helped by the spanish tendency to want to 'go back' on a deal. Evident in its old colonies too!

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 04:43 am 0
  • Ant

    It is legal to an agreement in perpetuity? consult with international justice and the Spanish people
    Back the rock and the Falklands.

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 02:53 am 0
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