European Union sets Gibraltar mission as tensions simmer




 
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European Union sets Gibraltar mission as tensions simmer
 
August 19th, 2013  
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European Union sets Gibraltar mission as tensions simmer
By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is to send a fact-finding mission to Gibraltar to examine the legitimacy of border controls imposed by Spain in a growing dispute over the British Mediterranean enclave. It broke out after Gibraltar's construction of an artificial reef using concrete blocks in the bay off the tiny territory. Gibraltarian authorities say the move was necessary to help marine life recover from overfishing. Spanish fishermen counter that it hampers their access to certain waters. ...




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