Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Gibraltar

Press Release - October 18th 2002

In an amendment to the Constitutional document to be endorsed today by the European People's Party, the Prime Minister of Spain has called for the respect of national borders within the European Union.

Dr Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman in Europe said:

"We welcome Mr. Aznar's suggested amendment in order to maintain territorial stability in the European Union.

We hope that at the same time he will respect the border between the Kingdom of Spain and the territory of Gibraltar, which in addition to being part of the European Union, wishes to remain sovereign British territory."