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Brussels, 19 August 2013
Gibraltar – European Commission President's phone conversation with Spanish Prime Minister
President José Manuel Durão Barroso and the President of the Spanish Government Mariano Rajoy spoke on the telephone today on the Gibraltar issue. 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.
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.