Tag: Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo

Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo
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.

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 04:53 UTC

Spain confident its Gibraltar tough policy is 'bearing fruit' and will continue

“We have taken measures that are bearing fruit and we are going to continue doing so” said García-Margallo.

The Spanish Government’s measures toward Gibraltar are ‘bearing fruit, Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel García-Margallo said in a weekend interview in which he vowed to maintain pressure on the Rock. Although the minister’s tough language on Gibraltar was nothing new, it was the second time within the space of a week that he had spoken out on the Rock.

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

Spain insists in blocking Gibraltar from EU single sky measures

García-Margallo has been pressing for Gibraltar to be excluded from a new trench EU Single Sky measures, currently frozen because of the row

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has renewed his bid to have Gibraltar excluded from the European Union aviation measures. According to Spanish wire reports he raised the issue in Riga during a conference of foreign ministers which was intended to focus on the crisis with Russia and Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:54 UTC

Madrid trying to block sale of rocks to Gibraltar, according to Spanish media

Allegedly García-Margallo has contacted suppliers in Portugal and Morocco

Spain’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is urging Morocco and Portugal to block the sale of rocks to Gibraltar, according to the online publication El Confidencial. The website reported at the weekend that the ministry headed by Jose Manuel García-Margallo had initiated contacts with “friendly countries” in a bid to stop Gibraltar’s “expansionist” plans.

Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:53 UTC

Hague raises UK's concern about illegal Spanish incursions in Gibraltar waters

MP Rosindell brought up the issue in a parliamentary question in Commons

UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, personally raised Britain’s concerns about persistent “illegal” Spanish incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters, it was revealed. Mr. Hague spoke to Gonzalo de Benito, the Secretary of State at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on February 20 on the margins of an emergency meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 - 23:12 UTC

Spain nervous with Catalonia says it will not interfere with Scotland's referendum

García Margallo also warned Catalan leaders about a unilateral declaration of independence

Spain has no intention of interfering in Scotland’s push for independence and is willing to consider an eventual Scottish application to join the EU as a separate state, foreign minister García Margallo said in an interview with the Financial Times.

Friday, November 29th 2013 - 07:32 UTC

Outraged UK Parliament reacts to Spain's attitude towards Gibraltar and the diplomatic bags indecent

PM Cameron addressing Parliament on the UK diplomatic bags opened by Guardia Civil members

Outraged British members of Parliament from across the political spectrum reacted with disbelief to the explanations provided by the Spanish Government on the UK diplomatic bags incident at the Gibraltar border and called on the British Government to take a tougher stance in response.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 09:01 UTC

UK/Spain annual Tertulias Forum takes off in Oxford; Gibraltar expected to be addressed

Europe minister Lidington and Spain's Foreign minister García-Margallo are scheduled to attend

Britain’s Europe Minister, David Lidington, and Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo are attending a top-level Anglo-Hispanic forum that starts this week in Oxford. The annual British-Spanish Tertulias Forum brings together senior ministers, parliamentarians, academics, business leaders, scientists and artists from both countries to discuss topical issues.

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