182. Presentation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television
According to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Serbia, on 14 September 2009, has given its instrument of ratification to the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (BGBl. III No 164/1998, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III, No 69/2009).
According to a further note by the Secretary-General, Spain adopted the following statement on 5 March 2008. Article 31 of the Convention:
In the event that the European Convention on Transfrontier Television extends from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar, the Kingdom of Spain wishes to make the following statement:
1. Gibraltar is a territory without self-government for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible and which is in a process of decolonization in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
2. The authorities of Gibraltar are of a local nature and shall exercise exclusively internal competences originating in and based on the distribution and allocation of responsibilities which the United Kingdom is responsible for in accordance with its national law. legislation and, in its capacity as a sovereign State, from which the said territory is dependent on the absence of self-government.
3. Consequently, the eventual participation of the authorities of Gibraltar in the application of the Convention shall be understood as taking place exclusively within the limits of the internal competences of Gibraltar, and shall not be regarded as such as they are the two preceding paragraphs.