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11th July 2019, 19:36

BEPS declaration shows Spain has not recognised Gibraltar, says GSD

The GSD says the Spanish declaration to the OECD on Gibraltar's membership of the BEPS framework demonstrates that Spain has not recognised Gibraltar at all.

The party says the declaration fully protects and asserts Spain's traditional claim to Gibraltar's sovereignty and clearly limits the Rock's competence to local and internal matters.

This, the Opposition party highlights, is in contrast to what it calls the Government's 'spin' in claiming that Gibraltar joined BEPS as a result of the Tax Treaty, which Number Six has said recognises Gibraltar and its people. This, the GSD says, has been shown to be categorically wrong, following the Spanish BEPS declaration.

Ros Astengo spoke to the GSD's Roy Clinton.