Tag: Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo

Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo
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.

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.


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