Border delays to become a thing of the past

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LENGTHY: Border queues.

THE European Commission has given assurances to Julie Girling, MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, that the lengthy border delays of recent years will become a thing of the past following the reconstruction of the vehicle and passenger crossing point between Gibraltar and Spain.

Girling asked the Commission whether the Spanish Government had agreed to finalise the works on its side of the border with Gibraltar by the Commission’s deadline of summer 2015.

The answer provided on behalf of the Commission stated: “The Spanish authorities informed the Commission that the finalisation of the reconstruction works at the crossing point at La Línea de la Concepción, which is the most relevant for passenger and vehicle flow, is estimated to be at the end of June 2015.

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 Commenting on the news, Girling said: “These works cannot come to an end soon enough for the hundreds of local people who use the border crossing each day.

The delays have been going on for too long and I am delighted that these works should be finally resolved by June.

I will of course continue to monitor the situation and apply further pressure to the Commission if required.

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