Minister of Foreign Affairs , Jose Manuel Albares He will meet with the British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly Who will hold a bilateral meeting with him in Madrid Only the day of their fulfillment 40 years since the opening of the Gibraltar Gate. It will be the first meeting that the two parties hold in the capital after being appointed by the former British Prime Minister, liz truss, last September.
There will be several major issues between the two countries, among which is undoubtedly the most important Agreement that does not reach Gibraltar. The European Union, Spain and the United Kingdom have been negotiating it for two years, and it is supposed to include the disappearance of the Gibraltar fence which, according to Paris, It can be signed before the end of the year. It is also expected that issues related to the economy will be on the table given the large presence of Spanish companies in the UK and vice versa. Maybe they talk about it too British colony in Spain. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, 307,443 Britons reside in Spain.
With regard to the agreement with Gibraltar, which is perhaps one of the most relevant issues, on 25 November the Government and the European Commission statedThey have issued a detailed proposal to the UK which the British are analyzing which, in principle, should be agreed before December 31st..
For Albaris, as he explained in his appearance after his meeting with the mayors of Campo de Gibraltar, the proposal sets up a level playing field on both sides that allows for “co-prosperity” in the region. However, time is ticking and the Government of Gibraltar is already operating in a no-deal scenario It has a dummy “no deal” formula ready in case it doesn’t arrive that requires long queues at the gate and tighter controls on merchandise.
extension of the transitional measures
specially, he isIn the absence of an agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom regulating the bloc’s relationship with Gibraltar Yesterday the government was forced to agree yesterday in the Council of Ministers to extend One of the temporary measures adopted to mitigate its consequences, specifically those related to unemployment benefits for the Spaniards and Europeans who work daily in the rock.
The Cabinet agreed to extend until December 31, 2014 the provisions contained in Article 10.3 of the Royal Decree of December 29, 2020, which provide for measures to adapt to the situation that occurred after Brexit. Specifically, it is associated with Regulating unemployment benefits. Not in vain, approximately 15,000 people pass between those borders every day, Among them, more than 10,000 Spaniards from a region such as Campo de Gibraltar.
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