The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : maintenance
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Once installed or engraved, bordermarkers are subject to weathering, damaging, disappearing and disputes as all things are. They need inspection, surveillance, binational consultation and maintenance. And that requires an organisational infrastructure.  On this page bits and pieces found so far on these matters.

Establishment of the "Commission Internationale des Limites" - later "Commission Internationale de Pyrénées"- , charged with the application of the Bayonne-treaties.

The Commission Internationale de Pyrénées assembles at Madrid and orders a inspection and restauration of all the bordermarkers. A large part of them had disappeared since the 19th century. This restauration took place in the 1950-ies.

1960 (±)
The discussion about the bm408-submarkers (see this page) reveals a little about how maintenance-things were dealt with around this time. On the French side there was a  'Commission Frontalière de  la Haute-Garonne'  with in Spain the  'Commission Frontalière de  Lérida'. Together they  agreed on a proposal. The 'Commission Internationale des Pyrénées'  being the highest commission, making the final decisions.

An agreement about the delimitation and maintenance of the border ("Accord relatif à l'abornement et à l'entretien de la frontière", see treaties). Along some general regulations, the border was divided in 6 sections for the permanent officials ("délégués permanents") to be appointed on either side of the border. One official could cover more than one section and should deliver an annual report on the state of affairs of the border(markers). Another novelty is the installation of a "Commission Mixte d'Abornement" with 4 'délégués' of either country which should assemble each year.

See these proceedings of a meeting of the Commission Mixte d'Abornement" to get an impression of the subjects discussed and the diplomatic intonation. Now and then there's mentioning of the "Commission Internationale de Pyrénées" but apparently they are also allowed to make decisions on their own.

In this newspaper-article we read that there are three men in the Pyrenees assigned with the dream-job of checking the bordermarkers. These must be the "délégués permanents" mentioned above. It's an interview with Jean-Paul Laborie - a retired geography-professor - who takes care of the Pyrénées Centrales.  We learn that Michael Ransou takes care of the Pyrénées Atlantiques and André Pichon (from 2013 Christian Lajarrige) covers the Pyrénées-Orientales. Who are their Spanish counterparts?

It's not easy to find out who are the members of the Commission Mixte d'Abornement. By combining various sources, I guess these are the current members:

For Spain
Esteban Faci -> Delegado Permanente de Amojonamiento por Navarra
José Antonio Lorés -> Delegado Permanente de Amojonamiento por Huesca
Ruben Rumacha Grau ->  Delegado Permanente de Amojonamiento por Lleida
Joan Capdevila Subirana -> Delegado Permanente de Amojonamiento por Girona

For France
Michael Ransou -> délégué permanent pour les Pyrénées Atlantiques
Jean-Paul Laborie -> délégué permanent pour les Pyrénées centrales
Christian Lajarrige -> délégué permanent pour les Pyrénées-Orientales (until 2014)