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155 words - August 19, 2013 | © DiploNews, all rights reserved.
On August 2, the United Kingdom (UK) had summoned the Spanish Ambassador to the UK in order to protest against "disproportionate checks" at Gibraltar border. The leaders of the two countries finally agreed on putting their respective Foreign Ministers in charge of starting talks immediately "to resolve the disagreement."
15 days later, it seems the situation has not improved since UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso "to raise serious concerns" about the border checks which Mr. Cameron described as "contrary to the EU rights of free movement." Despite the talks, "the additional border measures continue and therefore we are now actively considering legal action," Mr. Cameron explained.
As "guardian of the treaties," the UK believes that the European Commission "should investigate the issue," Mr. Cameron added. No related comment was issued yet by Spanish authorities on Mr. Cameron's request.
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