European Union probing Gibraltar border dispute
ReutersGIBRALTAR--A team of European Union inspectors was in Gibraltar on Wednesday to investigate a border dispute that has strained relations between Britain and Spain.
September 26, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
In a row which began over fishing waters, Britain and Gibraltar complained to the EU that Spain was applying overly zealous border controls, causing long lines for workers and tourists entering and leaving the British territory, a rocky outcrop near the tip of southern Spain.
The six inspectors from the European Commission's customs union, justice services and anti-fraud office were interviewing people and observing customs and immigration procedures at the border, the commission, the EU's executive arm, said.