• Short Summary

    GIBRALTAR, OR THE "LAST COLONY IN EUROPE" AS SPANIARDS CALL IT, OUGHT TO BECOME A FREE PORT.

  • Description

    GIBRALTAR, OR THE "LAST COLONY IN EUROPE" AS SPANIARDS CALL IT, OUGHT TO BECOME A FREE PORT. THAT IS THE PROPOSAL PUT UP BY BRITISH AND SPANISH BUSINESS INTERESTS AS THE TWO NATIONS OPEN TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF THE "ROCK".

    THE FREE PORT WOULD SERVE BOTH GIBRALTAR AND THE WHOLE OF THE BAY OF ALGECIRAS WHICH SPAIN IS INDUSTRIALISING. DISCUSSIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN STARTED ON THE PROPOSAL BETWEEN THE BUSINESS INTERESTS AND THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT, AND SEPARATELY WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

    A JOINTLY FINANCED INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT, THE PROPOSAL HAS IT, WOULD INCLUDE AN ENLARGED AIRFIELD, AN OIL REFINERY, A PETRO-CHEMICAL COMPLEX, FACTORIES AND TRANS-SHIPMENT FACILITIES TO SERVE THE CROWING SPANISH, AFRICANS AND MEDITERRANEAN MARKETS.

    AN OIL REFINERY IS ALREADY GOING UP - IT IS ON THE SPANISH SIDE OF THE FRONTIER AND IS PART OF A FIVE-YEAR PLAN BY THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP THE AREA.

    MEANWHILE, WHAT BRITAIN SEES AS THE VIRTUAL ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF GIBRALTAR CONTINUES AS THE TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES GET UNDER WAY. THE TALKS, THE LATEST IN THE 250-YEAR OLD DISPUTE BETWEEN THE TWO, WERE CALLED FOR A UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION LAST DECEMBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GYHBDMS9KSVFQ4P7VLQJ5C02
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GYHBDMS9KSVFQ4P7VLQJ5C02
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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