LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy to raise "serious concerns" about tensions at the border with Gibraltar, his office said on Wednesday.
Cameron spoke to Rajoy by phone after Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said in a weekend newspaper interview that Spain may introduce fees at the border with the British overseas territory and close its airspace to planes using its airport.
Spain disputes Britain's three centuries of sovereignty over Gibraltar, a territory on the southern tip of Spain that is home to close to 30,000 people with an economy dominated by offshore banking, Internet gambling firms and tourism.
Long-running tensions over the territory flared up last month when boats from Gibraltar dumped concrete blocks into the sea to create an artificial reef for fish. Spain said the reef would block its fishing boats.
(Reporting by Peter Griffiths; Editing by Stephen Addison)
After Youtube Terminated His Account Twice, Hickok45 Found A New Home
Open thread: The battle for New Hampshire’s silver medal; Update: Fox calls Trump, Sanders winners
'Worth a thousand words': One 'disgraceful' photo sums up Hillary perfectly
Mark Skousen - Don’t Count on the SEC to Protect You from Fraud or Financial Terrorists?
Decision Desk HQ New Hampshire Exit Polling Is Out And It's Wild | RedState
The "Establishment" Nonsense | Human Events
2016 Election Primary Results