28th July 2016, 18:47
Former Deputy Chief Minister and Lawyer, Peter Montegriffo has emphasised the need for careful reflection and sensible, mature responses. Speaking on day three of the seminar on Brexit and neighbourly relations, organised by the University of Cadiz, he said that with co-operation, outside the EU framework for the first time, all sides would be put to the test, with a lot at stake.
The seminar today moved from San Roque, to the University of Gibraltar and included an address by Spanish International Academic and Lawyer, Doctor Antonio Remiro Brotons. He took those present on an interesting historical journey of the different phases of Anglo Spanish relations. Dr Brotons said the most important ingredient lacking for progress was trust, with this having to be gained through collaboration and the recognition of things we have in common.
Peter Montegriffo followed.
Mr Montegriffo said Brexit brought change and change brought uncertainty but he also envisages opportunities. However, he feels a solution is not easy.
Today’s session was opened by the University Chancellor, Daniella Tilbury.
The seminar ended with an address by San Roque Mayor, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix.