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Questions relating to the government or politics of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory

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Why did the UK agree to Spain's NATO membership seemingly without any Spanish concessions regarding Gibraltar?

It seems fairly clear (or at least plausible) what Spain was hoping to gain by NATO membership, which was consummated as a rather later affair in the closing decade of the Cold War: The main reasons ...
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How did the UN (or at least the member states which were involved in this decision) motivate the rejection of the Gibraltar referenda?

Wikipedia says: Gibraltar is largely a self-governing British territory on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula with a population of about 30,000 people, whose territory is claimed by Spain. It continues ...
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Where might the Iranian-oil-carrying tanker Grace 1 have been heading?

The UK recently seized an oil tanker, Grace 1, carrying Iranian oil into the Mediterranean sea. The UK claimed the oil was intended for Syria, but Iran denies this (e.g. Javad Zarif in this interview, ...
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Why is the status of Gibraltar considered disputed (by some)?

It is stated in this article that: Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in perpetuity in the treaty of Utrecht in 1713. This point of view appears to be UK policy, as in: ... the prime minster’s ...
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Could Gibraltar become an independent country, under the Queen?

The treaty of Utrecht specifies that if Britain wants to get rid of Gibraltar, Spain gets first dibs. "And in case it shall hereafter seem meet to the Crown of Great Britain to grant, sell or by any ...
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Could Gibraltar remain in the EU?

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory. It is under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the UK. It is the only BOT with EU membership, which it holds as a dependent territory of the UK. This is ...
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