And the winner is...Copenhagen!— EU GreenCapital(@EU_GreenCapital) June 29, 2012
Congratulations Copenhagen, European Green Capital 2014. Also impressed by Bristol and Frankfurt, someone had to win! #EGCA— Janez Potočnik (@JanezPotocnikEU) June 29, 2012
Congratulations nonetheless should be addressed to the Bristol Green Capital team, a sterling effort. Third time lucky perhaps?
Am I allowed to swear? No shame in coming second to Copenhagen, but still gutted not to have won. Thanks to everyone to get us this far. ;-)— Green Capital (@bgreencapital) June 29, 2012
“Communities kept apart by barbed wire have no place in the European Union,” he said. “All politicians on this island know by now what is needed to unify its people. All that is absent is the political will. President Christofias should use his presidency of the European Union to steer the island to an EU-backed solution."
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"I am disappointed to report several incidents of Spain deliberately provoking the Gibraltarian authorities.
Incidents over the last few weeks have included Spanish fishing vessels illegally entering British territorial waters, worryingly accompanied by armed Spanish Government Guardia Civil patrol boats. Details have also emerged of Spanish authorities radioing threats aimed at disturbing shipping docked in the port of Gibraltar.
The incidents have been met with a dignified and restrained response by the Gibraltarian and British authorities so as not to escalate the situation. However, with armed patrol vessels coming into close proximity, this has the potential to quickly turn into a lethal situation.
Will the Commission request that Spain stop interfering with the freedom of Gibraltarian fishermen to fish in accordance with the common fisheries policy?
Does the Commission believe that the threatening behaviour on the part of the Guardia Civil amounts to an infringement of the movement of labour, which is a fundamental right enjoyed by EU citizens?"
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