The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has approved a compensation package woth €900,000 for fishermen affected by the dispute over fishing rights around Gibraltar.
With the EU inspectors safely out of the way, a fishing vessel from La Linea de la Concepción claims to have been approached by a patrol boat from the Gibraltar Police and told to ‘stop fishing’.
Fishermen from La Linea de la Concepción, Cádiz, have returned to fishing around Gibraltar during the past few days with no reports of incidents, this relaxation in tension coinciding with the arrival of EU inspectors.
A delegation of EU inspectors will arrive in Gibraltar today to discuss whether border controls between Spain and Gibraltar conform to EU regulations and legislation, although the actual inspection will not be carried out until Wednesday.
A Guardia Civil Customs officer was apparently injured on Sunday when he tried to stop a motorcycle at the Gibraltar border.
A British woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to skip the vehicle control at the Gibraltar border, running over a border guard in the process.
Local resident Justo Márquez, who set off on Thursday on his 140 kilometre walk from Málaga to Gibraltar to call for an end to the conflict surrounding the Rock, arrived at his destination, complete with cross, on Sunday afternoon.
Local Nerja resident Justo Márquez, aged 50 years, is planning to walk from Málaga to Gibraltar with a cross on his back to demand an end to the current conflict.
The Guardia Civil has received orders from the Ministry of Interior to prevent the passage of lorries carrying sand to Gibraltar, the sand having been purchased from Spain for the purpose of replenishment of the Sandy Bay beach and the reclaiming an area of sea in order to build a housing complex and marina.
The president of the European Commission, José Manuel Durao Barroso, has called upon the Prime Ministers of the YK and Spain to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute over Gibraltar and has apparently informed Prime Minister Rajoy that any toll introduced for people entering or leaving the Rock would be illegal.