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Spanish diplomat expert in Gibraltar affairs will head EU Defense Agency

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:39 UTC
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Jorge Domecq, the senior Spanish diplomat who headed the Gibraltar desk at the Spanish Foreign Ministry including during the Tripartite Forum period, has been appointed as the next European Defense Agency Chief Executive. This comes as a result of a selection process which started last December.
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  • Briton

    Spanish diplomat expert in Gibraltar affairs ,

    if he was an honest expert he would know Spain has no claim,

    so not an expert then, as for this new defence post,

    what it go down hill faster than a stone..

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    European Defence Agency Chief Executive, eh? As a Spaniard, I wonder how he's going to feel as he has to go cap-in-hand to Britain for various capabilities. Picking out 'projects', who has the best air-to-air refueling capability, who is ahead of everyone else in Europe on remotely-piloted aircraft, who has the best satellite comms and cyber warfare capabilities? Let's see now, Britain has the RAF Voyager, a transport/tanker. The UK has 14. Eventually, France may have 12. Spain might have 2. Not surprised at that last. Spain never goes anywhere. British ground troops regularly use hand-launched drones. A number of countries operate drones, but isn't Britain the only one that designs and builds its own? Satellite comms and cyber warfare. Who remembers how HMS Conqueror asked permission to sink the Belgrano 8,000 miles from home port? Decision required in minutes. How did we do that? Cyber warfare and GCHQ. Apart from NSA in the States, who's got anything like it? No-one. Britain, right at the front, leading the way. I expect this dago will finish up having to do as he's told. How embarrassing for him if Britain just said “No”.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “He will help steer the European Defense Agency ”

    Front or rear wheel steering?

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Ha ha..

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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