Visit of La Linea Mayor to Gibraltar

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HM Government of Gibraltar
Deputy Chief Minister Garcia, Chief Minister Picardo and Mayor Franco

AS PART of an on-going policy of meeting with local politicians, the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo welcomed Mayor of La Linea Juan Franco to Gibraltar on March 9.

Clearly, this meeting which was not only to discuss cross border co-operation which is supported by the local representatives of the Popular Party who run La Linea in coalition with Mr Franco’s ‘Cien por Cien’ group but also focussed on the potential effect on the Spanish town in the event that British voters choose to leave the EU.

Recognising the financial importance to La Linea of Gibraltar, the mayor was reported as saying “When Gibraltar sneezes, La Línea catches a cold and if Gibraltar catches pneumonia as a result of a British exit from Europe, things for me will get rather complicated.”

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Despite the comments made recently by interim Foreign Minister Margallo about his proposed actions regarding Gibraltar in the event that Britain leaves, it is clear that the politicians in La Linea don’t just want to see the status quo remain, but will do what they can to strengthen their relationship with Gibraltar.

Whilst no date for any further meeting was revealed, they both indicated that they would keep the public informed of any relevant matters or future agreements reached.AS PART of an on-going policy of meeting with local politicians, the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo welcomed Mayor of La Linea Juan Franco to Gibraltar on March 9.

Clearly, this meeting which was not only to discuss cross border co-operation which is supported by the local representatives of the Popular Party who run La Linea in coalition with Mr Franco’s ‘Cien por Cien’ group but also focussed on the potential effect on the Spanish town in the event that British voters choose to leave the EU.

Recognising the financial importance to La Linea of Gibraltar, the mayor was reported as saying “When Gibraltar sneezes, La Línea catches a cold and if Gibraltar catches pneumonia as a result of a British exit from Europe, things for me will get rather complicated.”

Despite the comments made recently by interim Foreign Minister Margallo about his proposed actions regarding Gibraltar in the event that Britain leaves, it is clear that the politicians in La Linea don’t just want to see the status quo remain, but will do what they can to strengthen their relationship with Gibraltar.

Whilst no date for any further meeting was revealed, they both indicated that they would keep the public informed of any relevant matters or future agreements reached.

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