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Falklanders won’t forgive the EU’s ‘Las Malvina’ blunder

22 July 2023

4:47 PM

22 July 2023

4:47 PM

This week, the European Union, in its infinite wisdom, made pretty much the only blunder which, in the eyes of Falkland Islanders, there is no coming back from: referring to the Falklands as ‘Las Malvinas’.

The row was sparked after the EU chose to sign a declaration with Argentina and 32 other South American countries, referring to the UK overseas territory as both ‘Islas Malvinas’ and the ‘Falkland Islands’.

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