By John Smith • 01 July 2016 • 14:36
Gibraltar and La Linea in harmony
The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia MP, met La Linea Mayor Juan Franco at No. 6 Convent Place on the morning of July 1 to discuss a joint strategy to avoid potential negative consequences of Brexit.
Mr. Picardo said later that Gibraltar and La Linea shared common objectives: “We must ensure we can guarantee free movement across the frontier and the continuation of Gibraltar as the economic engine for the whole area to uphold the jobs and prosperity of Gibraltarians, other residents of Gibraltar and of the Campo Area citizens who work on the Rock.”
The Mayor of La Linea expressed his satisfaction over the meeting and asked the Campo Area to remain calm because “The Chief Minister had expressed the commitment to maintain jobs for frontier workers which were of total priority.”
Juan Franco informed the Chief Minister of the steps being taken to ensure the whole area obtains benefits out of the situation. Both politicians emphasized the excellent understanding between them which helps when they need to meet urgently as may be required.
The common objective is a joint strategy for mutual benefit and they will continue to hold further meetings to work together.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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