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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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Tackling Money-Laundering and Smuggling

Tackling Money-Laundering and Smuggling

February-December 1990

(p.168) Twenty Tackling Money-Laundering and Smuggling
A Stone in Spain's Shoe
Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on efforts to fight cross–border crime. It describes the annual meeting between Spanish and British Foreign Ministers, Francisco Fernández Ordóñez and Douglas Hurd held in Madrid on 26 February 1990. The principal outcome of the talks was a decision to include Gibraltar in two existing bilateral agreements — the 1985 extradition treaty and the 1989 anti–smuggling agreement. This was the first time that Britain had extended an agreement held with Spain to cover Gibraltar. The ministers also signed a new agreement to tackle money–laundering, and Britain agreed to include Gibraltar in the Naples Convention of 1967 on mutual customs assistance.

Keywords:   Foreign Ministers, money laundering, smuggling, bilateral agreements, extradition treaty

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