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A Stone in Spain's ShoeThe Search for a Solution to the Problem of Gibraltar$
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Peter Gold

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780853232094

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317262

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Sovereignty and Sovereigns

Sovereignty and Sovereigns

December 1985-April 1986

(p.97) Twelve Sovereignty and Sovereigns
A Stone in Spain's Shoe
Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses events between December 1985 and April 1986. These include the first meeting between Sir Geoffrey Howe and Francisco Fernández Ordóñez in 5 December 1985, to address the question of the future sovereignty of Gibraltar; Spain's entry into the European Community on 1 January 1986; the first anniversary of the full opening of the border on 5 February; Spain's 12 March referendum which resulted in a decision to stay in NATO; the Spanish Foreign Minister' visit to Portugal on 19 March, the first since both countries joined the European Community; and the King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia royal visit to Britain from 22 to 24 April.

Keywords:   sovereignty, European Community, NATO, Portugal, King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, royal visit

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