Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo has announced plans to close the Cervantes Institute in Gibraltar, reportedly saying it did not make sense to have a centre promoting Spanish language and culture in what is considered a ‘Spanish territory’.
The Minister apparently added that in Gibraltar, everyone speaks Spanish, apart from the apes.
The Cervantes Institute was set up in Gibraltar in 2006. In its place, Spain will now open a Cervantes Institute in Singapore. The non-profit centres, created by the Spanish government in 1991, are currently located in 20 different countries.