Gibraltar against Spain

When I went to Gibraltar in 2010, I passed through the border. The immigration officer didn’t check my passport carefully and didn’t give a stamp. I was wondering why the office was there.

¶Spain is studying retaliatory measures against the British territory of Gibraltar in an escalating dispute over fishing grounds, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo has said. […] ¶The minister said Spain was mulling a €50 border-crossing fee and tax investigations of thousands of Gibraltarians who own property in Spain. A border fee would affect tourists and Gibraltarians who cross the border for work. […] ¶Spain disputes Britain’s 300 years of sovereignty over Gibraltar, which is home to close to 30,000 people with an economy dominated by off-shore banking, internet gambling operations and tourism. […] ¶The latest tensions between Spain and the British territory began 10 days ago after Gibraltar boats began dumping blocks of concrete into the sea near the territory. Gibraltar said it was creating an artificial reef that would foster fish populations. […] .

Full text is here. Referenced from EURACTIV, 5 August, 2013

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