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The Bailiwick of Guernsey
Guernsey
is a British Crown dependency
Crown dependency
in the English Channel
English Channel
off the coast of Normandy
Normandy
. As a bailiwick , Guernsey embraces not only all ten parishes on the Island of Guernsey
Guernsey
, but also the islands of Alderney
Alderney
and Sark
Sark
– each with their own parliament – and the smaller islands of Herm
Herm
, Jethou
Jethou
and Lihou
Lihou
. Although its defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, the Bailiwick is not part of the United Kingdom, but, as its description suggests, a possession of the Crown . Consequently, though it lies within the Common Travel Area
Common Travel Area
, it is not part of the European Union.

The Policy and Resources Committee are responsible for external relations.

CONTENTS

* 1 Consulates * 2 Independence debate

* 3 Relations with Crown dependencies
Crown dependencies

* 3.1 Jersey
Jersey
* 3.2 Isle of Man
Isle of Man
* 3.3 Trilateral Crown dependency
Crown dependency

* 4 Relations with the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

* 4.1 Scotland
Scotland
* 4.2 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland

* 5 Relations with Europe

* 5.1 European Union * 5.2 France
France
* 5.3 Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

* 6 Relations with the Commonwealth

* 6.1 Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
* 6.2 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association * 6.3 Commonwealth Games

* 7 Relations with the business community * 8 Tax agreements * 9 Twinning and affiliations * 10 External links * 11 References

CONSULATES

Main article: List of diplomatic missions in Guernsey
Guernsey

Several European countries have consulate presence in the island. The French Consulate is based at Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
's former residence at Hauteville House
Hauteville House
.

INDEPENDENCE DEBATE

While Guernsey
Guernsey
has complete autonomy over internal affairs and certain external matters, the topic of complete independence from the British Crown has been discussed widely and frequently, with ideas ranging from Guernsey
Guernsey
obtaining independence as a Commonwealth realm to the bailiwicks of Guernsey
Guernsey
and Jersey
Jersey
uniting and forming an independent Federal State within the Commonwealth, whereby both islands retain their independence with regards to domestic affairs but internationally, the islands would be regarded as one state.

RELATIONS WITH CROWN DEPENDENCIES

JERSEY

A Guernsey- Jersey
Jersey
double taxation agreement was first signed in 1956.

In 1998 Guernsey
Guernsey
and Jersey
Jersey
electricity companies formed the Channel Islands Electricity Grid to operate and manage the submarine cables between Europe and the Channel Islands.

Guernsey
Guernsey
has formed part of the British–Irish Council since it was formed in 1999, as does Jersey. Meetings take place twice a year, in 2004, 2010 and 2014 the meetings have taken place in Guernsey. Its stated aim is to "promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".

In September 2010 a Channel Islands Brussels Office was set up jointly by the two Bailiwicks to develop the Channel Islands' influence with the EU, to advise the Channel Islands' governments on European matters, and to promote economic links with the EU.

On 24 January 2013 Jersey
Jersey
signed double taxation agreements with Guernsey
Guernsey
(updating the existing agreement) and with the Isle of Man. This was the first time all three Crown dependencies
Crown dependencies
had established such mutual agreements which also included provision for exchange of tax information equivalent to TIEAs.

A fishing dispute relating to fishing within the Guernsey
Guernsey
12 mile limit surfaced again in 2015.

ISLE OF MAN

Guernsey
Guernsey
has formed part of the British–Irish Council since it was formed in 1999, as does the Isle of Man. Meetings take place twice a year, in 2004, 2010 and 2014 the meetings have taken place in Guernsey. Its stated aim is to "promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".

TRILATERAL CROWN DEPENDENCY

The three crown dependencies, while independent, share a relatively similar position with respect to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and with international bodies such as the EU or the OECD. As a result, the crown dependencies work together on areas of mutual interest. For example, in 2000, the three states cooperated on development of common policies for offshore banking. In 2003, they developed a joint approach to certain EU activities around tax information. The heads of government of the crown dependencies, including Isle of Man, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Jersey, meet at an annual inter-island summit, to discuss matters of common concern, such as financial regulation and relations with the UK.

RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM

The relationship of the Crown with Guernsey
Guernsey
has been set out in numerous Charters over the centuries.

Guernsey
Guernsey
is not represented in any UK parliament. The UK cannot legislate on behalf of Guernsey
Guernsey
without obtaining prior consent.

A Guernsey-UK double taxation arrangement was signed in 1952.

Guernsey
Guernsey
has formed part of the British–Irish Council since it was formed in 1999, as does England & Wales. Meetings take place twice a year, in 2004, 2010 and 2014 the meetings have taken place in Guernsey. Its stated aim is to "promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".

The Deputy Chief Minister of Guernsey
Guernsey
attended the UK Liberal Democrats conference in 2012 to communicate the message that "Guernsey and the Channel Islands are good neighbours to the UK". The Chief Minister of Guernsey, accompanied by the Commerce and Employment Minister, has been announced to attend the UK Conservative Party conference 2012.

There are close working relations between the island and the UK Police and Border Agency.

SCOTLAND

Guernsey
Guernsey
has formed part of the British–Irish Council since it was formed in 1999, as does Scotland
Scotland
Meetings take place twice a year, in 2004, 2010 and 2014 the meetings have taken place in Guernsey. Its stated aim is to "promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".

In September 2015 there was a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon
.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Guernsey
Guernsey
has formed part of the British–Irish Council since it was formed in 1999, as does Northern Ireland. Meetings take place twice a year, in 2004, 2010 and 2014 the meetings have taken place in Guernsey. Its stated aim is to "promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".

RELATIONS WITH EUROPE

Guernsey
Guernsey
has entered into Tax Information Exchange Agreements with most countries within Europe.

EUROPEAN UNION

Guernsey
Guernsey
is neither a separate Member State nor an Associate Member of the European Union. Protocol No. 3 of the Treaty of Accession of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
placed the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man within the Common Customs territory of the Community and the Common External Tariff of the European Economic Community. The authorities in Guernsey
Guernsey
have to treat natural and legal persons of the European Union equally.

People born in the Channel Islands are British citizens and hence European citizens, they are not entitled to take advantage of the freedom of movement of people or services unless they are directly connected (through birth, descent from parent or grandparent, or five years' continuous residence in the UK).

In 2011, Guernsey
Guernsey
working with Jersey
Jersey
set up a Channel Islands Brussels Office whose aims are to strengthen the Islands' voice in Brussels.

The 2016 decision by the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
population to vote for Brexit will impact on the relationship of the Bailiwick with the European Union when the Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
two-year notice has expired.

FRANCE

Fishing disputes have been regular events over the years. In 2011 a peace deal was made.

In 2013 long term agreements with Électricité de France
France
(EdF) have been signed to supply low carbon electricity for the Channel Islands Electricity Grid .

On 22 January 2015, an agreement of cooperation was signed by Guernsey
Guernsey
and Jersey
Jersey
with La Manche and Lower Normandy.The purpose of the agreement is to develop institutional partnerships and strengthen exchanges in the areas of economic development, tourism, education and culture between Lower Normandy, La Manche, the Government of Jersey and the States of Guernsey.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Guernsey
Guernsey
has formed part of the British–Irish Council since it was formed in 1999, as does Ireland. Meetings take place twice a year, in 2004, 2010 and 2014 the meetings have taken place in Guernsey. Its stated aim is to "promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".

Guernsey's Deputy Chief Minister and Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister travelled to Dublin in September 2012 as a first step in a more coordinated approach to international relations. The purpose of the visit was to meet Ireland's Minister for European Affairs ahead of Ireland's assumption of the European Union presidency in 2013 for mutual discussions.

RELATIONS WITH THE COMMONWEALTH

COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

The States of Guernsey
Guernsey
have made calls for a more integrated relationship with the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
, including more direct representation and enhanced participation in Commonwealth organisations and meetings, including Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, however with no right to vote in the Ministerial or Heads of Government meetings.

COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION

Both Alderney
Alderney
and Guernsey
Guernsey
are members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association .

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Bailiwick of Guernsey
Guernsey
which includes Alderney, Sark, Herm
Herm
and the other smaller islands is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation and has attended every games event since the inauguration in 1970.

RELATIONS WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

In 2011 Guernsey, which had preciously been unrated, was awarded a AAA credit rating by Standard border:solid #aaa 1px">

* Channel Islands portal

* States of Guernsey
Guernsey
External Relations * Tax Agreements

REFERENCES

* ^ Darryl Mark Ogier (2005). The government and law of Guernsey. States of Guernsey. ISBN 978-0-9549775-0-4 . Retrieved 2 November 2011. * ^ Marr, J., The History of Guernsey
Guernsey
– the Bailiwick's story, Guernsey
Guernsey
Press (2001). * ^ A B C D E F "BIC 2014 report" (PDF). BIC. * ^ " Guernsey
Guernsey
and Jersey
Jersey
begin recruiting for senior Brussels positions" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-04. * ^ "Double Tax Agreements with Guernsey
Guernsey
and Isle of Man". 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. * ^ "Guernsey, Jersey
Jersey
and Isle of Man
Isle of Man
sign taxation agreement". BBC. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. * ^ " Jersey
Jersey
fishermen want UK to force Guernsey
Guernsey
to negotiate fishing rights". Guernsey
Guernsey
press. 11 August 2015. * ^ "Crown Dependencies Join Forces On Money Laundering With New "Know Your Customer" Principles". Tax-News.com. 20 December 2000. * ^ "Channel Isles And IoM Discuss Joint Approach To EU Tax Directive". Tax-News.com. 2 September 2003. * ^ "JOINT APPROACH NEEDED TO EU". Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Today. 1 Sep 2003. * ^ "'Positive' meeting at Inter-Island conference.". Isle of Man Newspapers. 7 Sep 2007. * ^ "Inter-island crown dependencies meeting". IFCFeed.com. 28 September 2009. * ^ "Crown Dependencies Summit Held". Tax-News.com. 30 May 2012. * ^ "Crown Dependencies e-Government meeting further strengthens working relationships". gov.im. 30 March 2015. * ^ "Deputy Chief Minister welcomes growing understanding of Guernsey
Guernsey
at the Lib Dem Conference". States of Guernsey. Retrieved 4 October 2012. * ^ " Guernsey
Guernsey
misses Labour conference due to \'limited budget\'". Guernsey
Guernsey
Evening Press. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. * ^ "First Minister welcomes Guernsey’s Chief Minister". Office of First Minister of Scotland. 23 September 2015. * ^ "Guernsey, the UK and the EU". * ^ "Storms loom in fishery dispute". Herald Scotland. 3 December 1996. * ^ "French fishermen strike peace deal with Guernsey:...". Independent. 23 October 2011. * ^ " Channel Islands Electricity Grid strengthened with new agreement". Sustainable Guernsey. 29 May 2013. * ^ "Chief Ministers sign agreement with Normandy". Jersey
Jersey
gov. * ^ "22 January 2015 agreement". States of Alderney. * ^ "Channel Island Ministers to meet with Irish Government". States of Guernsey. Retrieved 4 October 2012. * ^ "The role and future of the Commonwealth". House of Commons. Retrieved 18 March 2013. * ^ "Written evidence from the States of Guernsey". Policy Council of Guernsey. Retrieved 18 March 2013. * ^ "Guernsey". Commonwealth Games Federation. * ^ "Do you know the difference between Guernsey
Guernsey
and Ireland? The ratings agencies didn\'t". The Guardian. 24 April 2011. * ^ "Tax Agreements". Guernsey
Guernsey
Finance. * ^ "Island signs up to fight profit shifting". Guernsey
Guernsey
Press. 22 October 2016. * ^ "HMS Daring - Affiliations". Royal Navy. Retrieved 2015-10-05.

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Foreign relations of European countries

SOVEREIGN STATES

* Albania * Andorra * Armenia * Austria * Azerbaijan * Belarus * Belgium * Bosnia and Herzegovina * Bulgaria * Croatia * Cyprus * Czech Republic * Denmark * Estonia * Finland * France
France
* Georgia * Germany
Germany
* Greece * Hungary * Iceland * Ireland * * Italy * Kazakhstan * Latvia * Liechtenstein * Lithuania * Luxembourg * Macedonia * Malta * Moldova * Monaco * Montenegro * Netherlands * Norway * Poland * Portugal * Romania * Russia * San Marino * Serbia * Slovakia * Slovenia * Spain * Sweden * Switzerland * Turkey * Ukraine * United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Vatican City

States with limited recognition

* Abkhazia * Artsakh * Kosovo * Northern Cyprus * South Ossetia * Transnistria

Dependencies and other entities

* Åland * Faroe Islands * Gibraltar * Guernsey
Guernsey
* Isle of Man
Isle of Man
* Jersey
Jersey
* Svalbard

OTHER ENTITIES

* European Union * Sovereign Military Order of Malta

* v * t * e

British–Irish Council

Good Friday Agreement

MEMBER JURISDICTIONS

* United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Ireland * Guernsey
Guernsey
* Isle of Man
Isle of Man
* Jersey
Jersey
* Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
* Scotland
Scotland
* Wales
Wales

MEMBER BODIES

* Government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
* Policy Council of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Government * Council of Ministers of Jersey
Jersey
* Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Executive * Scottish Government * Welsh Government
Welsh Government

WORK AREAS

* Demography
Demography
* eHealth * Environment * Indigenous, minority and lesser-used languages * Knowledge economy
Knowledge economy
* Misuse of drugs * Social inclusion * Tourism
Tourism
* Transport
Transport

REPRESENTATIVES OF STATES

* May * Varadkar * St Pier * Quayle * Gorst * Vacant * Sturgeon * Jones

* v * t * e

Guernsey
Guernsey
articles

* History * Geography * Geology

HISTORY

* Archaeology * Braye du Valle

* Fortifications of Guernsey
Guernsey

* Bréhon Tower
Bréhon Tower
* Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet
* Chateau des Marais * Doyle Monument * Fort Grey
Fort Grey
* Fort Hommet
Fort Hommet
* Vale Castle

* German occupation during World War II

* Evacuation * Resistance * Relationships * Civilian life * Deportations * Fort Hommet
Fort Hommet
10.5cm * German fortification of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Channel Islands Occupation Society
Channel Islands Occupation Society
(CIOS)

* Jews in Guernsey
Guernsey
* Royal Guernsey
Guernsey
Light Infantry * Royal Guernsey
Guernsey
Militia * Maritime history * Windmills * Witch trials

SUBDIVISIONS

ISLANDS

* Guernsey
Guernsey
* Alderney
Alderney
* Sark
Sark
* Herm
Herm
* Jethou
Jethou
* Brecqhou
Brecqhou
* Lihou
Lihou

PARISHES

* Castel * Forest * St Andrew * St Martin * St Peter Port
St Peter Port
* St Pierre du Bois * St Sampson * St Saviour * Torteval * Vale

POLITICS

* Bailiff of Guernsey
Guernsey

* list

* Chief Minister * Courts of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Duke of Normandy
Normandy
* Elections * Greffier * Laws * Law enforcement * Lieutenant Governor * Politics of Guernsey
Guernsey
* States of Election * States Assembly

ECONOMY

* Banks * Guernsey
Guernsey
Post

* Guernsey
Guernsey
pound

* coins

* Stock Exchange * Telecommunications

* Transport
Transport

* airport * rail * harbour

* Emergency Services

* Ambulance * Fire * Lifeboat * Police

CULTURE

* Cuisine

* Bean Jar

* Demographics

* Languages

* Guernésiais

* Music * St James

* Religion

* Town Church * St Martin\'s Church * Vale Church * Chapel of St Apolline

* Sport * Television

SYMBOLS

* Anthem * Coat of arms * Flag * Floral emblem

* Outline * Index * Bibliography

* Category
Category

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