Tag: Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo

Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo
Monday, July 4th 2016 - 04:51 UTC

Spain insists with joint sovereignty for Gibraltar, if it wants to remain in the EU

“It is a generous offer, which make perfect business sense”, said Garcia Margallo, who anticipated Spain will demand Gibraltar be treated separately at the EU

Spain has said it will formally propose to the European Union that the question of Gibraltar be treated separately when it negotiates Britain’s exit. The acting Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo reminded journalists in Spain that when Britain leaves all EU treaties will stop applying to the Rock.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 19:15 UTC

Spanish caretaker minister calls for Gibraltar joint sovereignty, following Brexit

“The Spanish flag on the Rock is much closer than before,” Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Friday.

The Spanish government has called for joint sovereignty over Gibraltar in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU. The British overseas territory of 30,000 voted overwhelmingly for remain, with 95.9% opting to stay in the union.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

Garcia-Margallo joint sovereignty comments referred to Gibraltar dismissed

 Julie Girling, MEP for the Southwest of England and Gibraltar, has said she sees no circumstances under which Gibraltar would accept joint sovereignty

Conservative member of the European Parliament, MEP, Julie Girling has rubbished suggestions by the Acting Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, that Gibraltar will have to contemplate a joint UK/Spain sovereignty arrangement in the event of a “Leave” vote in the European Union referendum.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

Hammond's Gibraltar visit triggered several hostility actions from Spain

Foreign Secretary Hammond was not allowed to overfly Spain when the one day trip to Gibraltar

Britain's Foreign Secretary's arrival and departure flights into Gibraltar last week were not allowed to overfly Spanish territory and flew over Portugal instead. This was one of several hostility incidents of Spanish officials towards London. The overfly ban was confirmed to Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation by the Convent (Governor's residence in the Rock).

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 - 06:47 UTC

Argentina and Spain agree to re-launch closer political and trade relations

García-Margallo underlined the decision to renew the strategic association between the two countries.

Argentina and Spain have decided to re-launch bilateral mechanisms that have been “asleep” for too long, promoting political and trade relations, said Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra who on Monday met with her visiting Spanish peer, Jose Manuel García/Margallo.

Thursday, March 10th 2016 - 03:59 UTC

Spain's Socialists would continue “dialogue and friendship” with Gibraltar even with Brexit

De la Encina said PSOE had always advocated good cross-border relations and had maintained the same position since Felipe Gonzalez reopened the border in 1982.

Spain’s Socialist party would continue to advocate “dialogue and friendship” with Gibraltar even if the UK voted to leave the European Union, the PSOE’s MP for Cádiz said during a visit to the Rock.

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 08:52 UTC

Spain will bring up the issue of Gibraltar, 'the very next day' UK votes to leave European Union

 Chief Minister Picardo said it is the type of attitude to expect from Garcia Margallo, and demonstrates that Gibraltar is far safer within the European Union.

The caretaker Spanish Foreign Secretary, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, has declared that he will bring up the question of Gibraltar ‘the very next day’ if the UK votes to leave the European Union on 23rd June. The interview has been described by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo as an example of why it's so much more important for Gibraltar to remain in Europe.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

Teheran and Spain discussing an Iranian refinery in Algeciras, across from Gibraltar

Spain’s Foreign Minister García-Margallo said the planned refinery would be built on a site previously reserved for Russia’s Rosneft

The governments of Spain and Iran are discussing the possible construction of an Iranian-owned refinery in Algeciras, Spain and across from Gibraltar, after the Islamic Republic re-opens for business following the lifting of international sanctions.

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

Departing Spanish minister joins Argentine bandwagon claiming 'Malvinas dialogue'

The Pope holding the Malvinas dialogue poster. His secretary said the sign was put in his hands by Argentine visitors to the Vatican

Spanish Foreign Secretary Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has delivered what could possibly be his last comment on Spain’s claim to Gibraltar’s sovereignty in his current role. The official has jumped on the bandwagon of a new Argentine platform seeking international support for the return of the Falkland Islands and urging UK to agree to bilateral talks over Gibraltar’s sovereignty.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Gibraltar's new governor is a former Royal Marine, who takes office in early 2016

Lieutenant General Davis, 52, born in Herefordshire, will take up his position in early 2016 and will succeed Sir James Dutton

In a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on October 1, it was announced that the new Governor of Gibraltar would be former Royal Marine Lieutenant General Edward (Ed) Davis CB CBE.

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