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21st January 2019, 19:49

​Chief Minister calls for clarification on comments by Chairman of the EPP

The Chief Minister has called on the chairman of the European People's Party to clarify remarks attributed to him in the Europa Press. Manfred Weber was quoted as saying 'the problem of Gibraltar is also a European problem and 'we' are with Spain' .

In a letter sent on Monday and copied to the leaders of Germany's CSU and CDU parties, Mr Picardo asked to whom the word 'we' referred.

The Chief Minister went on to point out that Gibraltar is overwhelmingly in support of the European project, and that if Mr Weber is suggesting Gibraltar should not be consulted over the question of its sovereignty it would be a complete denial of the principle of self-determination, an