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Britanska kraljevska flota Pomoćni brod Zaljev Mounts vuče se prema luci nakon dolaska u zaljev GibraltarEuropska komisija će poslati misiju za utvrđivanje činjenica u Gibraltar kako bi ispitala legitimnost granične kontrole koju je nametnula Španjolska u sve većem sporu oko britanske mediteranske enklave.

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.

Španjolski ribari odbijaju njihov pristup određenim vodama. Španjolska je zauzvrat ojačala svoje granične kontrole, što je dovelo do dugih redova za radnike i turiste koji ulaze u Gibraltar.

While Spain has threatened to take its claim on Gibraltar to the United Nations, Britain last week called on the Commission, the European Union’s executive, to send in monitors to check whether Spain’s controls breach EU rules.

U ponedjeljak, kada su britanski ratni brodovi stigli u Gibraltar na unaprijed dogovorenu rutinsku luku, predsjednik Komisije José Manuel Barroso i španjolski premijer Mariano Rajoy razgovarali su telefonom.

“They agreed that a Commission fact-finding mission should as soon as possible examine in loco the border control, movement of people and goods questions,” a Commission statement said.

“President Barroso expressed his hope that Spain and the UK will address these matters in a way that is in line with their common membership in the EU.”

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Britanski ministar vanjskih poslova odbio je komentirati.

A Commission official who asked not to be named said Spain is entitled to carry out border checks but these must be proportionate – a definition open to interpretation and that is what the fact-finders will investigate.

Britanija, a time i Gibraltar, nije članica Schengenskog sporazuma o otvorenoj granici između mnogih država EU-a. Španjolska je sudionik Schengena.

Although British, Spanish and Gibraltarian authorities have said the navy’s arrival at the British overseas territory was long scheduled, some in Spain regarded it as provocative.

Oko 10h (4h EDT), fregata HMS Westminster uplovio je u luku Gibraltar s dva manja broda.

Nakon sat vremena uslijedio je pomoćni brod Lyme Bay, dio radne skupine od četiri ratna broda i pet drugih brodova koji su napustili Portsmouth i Plymouth prije tjedan dana za vježbe u Mediteranu i Zaljevu s raznim saveznicima.

Španjolska polaže pravo na teritorij, s populacijom od samo 30,000-a, koju je ustupila Britaniji ugovorom prije 300-a.

As well as tightening border controls, Spain has threatened to charge tourists a €50 ($67) border levy, restrict the use of Spanish air space or block Gibraltar’s lucrative ship fuelling business.

In the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Monday, Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo accused the Spanish government of creating conflict to distract attention from corruption allegations against the ruling People’s Party.

“In the 19th century, gunboats were used to do politics. “Today our aim is to improve the living conditions of our citizens by means of cooperation,” Picardo said.

“Unfortunately, Spanish politicians are currently bringing the situation to a head and therefore making things worse for their own citizens in the surrounding regions.”

(Foto: Reuters)

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