- Title Pages
- One Introduction
- Two Gibraltar Incommunicado
- Three The Lisbon Agreement
- Four Spain's Approaches to NATO
- Five ‘Different and Distant’? the Falklands/Malvinas Dispute
- Six Spain Joins NATO
- Seven The Border Remains Closed
- Eight Felipe Opens the Gates
- Nine Towards the Brussels Declaration
- Ten The Border is Fully Opened: Negotiations Get Under Way
- Eleven Osmosis Begins
- Twelve Sovereignty and Sovereigns
- Thirteen Into Felipe's Second Term: Guards and Gates
- Fourteen The Battle over the Airport
- Fifteen Gibraltarians Vote to Resist
- Sixteen First Visits by First Ladies
- Seventeen The Bossano Strategy
- Eighteen Spain's Role in Death on the Rock
- Nineteen A European Hong Kong?
- Twenty Tackling Money-Laundering and Smuggling
- Twenty-One Felipe Visits London
- Twenty-Two Four More Years for Joe Bossano
- Twenty-Three The External Frontier Issue Remains Unresolved
- Twenty-Four Conclusion
- Appendix 1 The Treaty of Utrecht (2–13 July 1713)
- Appendix 2 The Lisbon Agreement (10 April 1980)
- Appendix 3 The Brussels Declaration (27 November 1984)
- Appendix 4 The Government of Gibraltar
The Lisbon Agreement
The Lisbon Agreement
July 1979–April 1980
- (p.20) Three The Lisbon Agreement
- A Stone in Spain's Shoe
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter discusses the Lisbon Agreement. British Foreign Minister, Lord Carrington and the Spanish Foreign Minister, Marcelino Oreja, met in Lisbon on 10 April 1980 at a Council of Europe meeting. Their discussions resulted in the declaration known as the Lisbon Agreement. The six points of the Agreement were that the British and Spanish Governments agreed to resolve the problem of Gibraltar, to start negotiations ‘in order to resolve all their differences’, and to re–establish direct communications in the region. They also agreed that future co–operation should be ‘on the basis of reciprocity and full equality of rights’. In addition the Spanish Government, while reaffirming its position regarding the re–establishment of Spain's territorial integrity, agreed to ensure that the interests of the Gibraltarians would be safeguarded, while the British Government would maintain its commitment to respect the freely and democratically expressed wishes of the Gibraltarians.
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