The European Union yesterday approved a mandate to negotiate with the United Kingdom on a post-Brexit relationship with Gibraltar, a new framework that welcomes the removal of the fence, but on the condition that Spain, with the help of Frontex for four years, take control of the border crossing at the airport and port of the Rock. Yesterday the British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliot visited vanguard To express his “optimism” about the negotiations, though he emphasized that several aspects of the mandate were “unacceptable”. The diplomat also denied that the UK was in a supply crisis.
Who is responsible for the shortage problems in British gas stations?
There is fuel, and the situation is being resolved. The problem is that everyone has gone shopping at the same time at a time when there is a huge shortage of carriers in the UK. But also in Spain and France…, it is a global problem that has been exacerbated by a series of structural issues.
If there is a labor shortage, improving working conditions must be part of the solution.”
Only 127 European truck drivers applied for the emergency visa, which was provided by the UK.
almost. It is a procedure that is done to facilitate solutions, but we did not expect to get a result overnight.
Members of the government criticized the employers for not offering attractive terms.
If there is labor shortage in a sector, then improving working conditions must be part of the solution. It’s the logical thing to do.
About 120,000 pigs will be slaughtered for lack of workers in slaughterhouses.
There is global disruption in the supply chain and the impact is being felt in different countries. We are the fifth largest economy in the world, we have 5.5% growth in the second quarter, 4% unemployment… The economy is doing very well.
According to Boris Johnson, what is happening is a necessary evil to end a low-wage economic model.
We are in a transitional stage. Conditions for workers were not good enough. We are all living this transition, entering the economy gig [basada en un mercado laboral con contratos breves asociados a las aplicaciones digitales] And how does that affect work.
There is disruption in the supply chain; But the British economy is doing very well.”
What do you think of the new EU mandate regarding Gibraltar?
A pre-summer draft was totally unacceptable. Efforts have been made to improve. A very important aspect to us is the essential role that Frontex plays in managing border control operations. This is fundamental to us and the Government of Gibraltar. Apparently, it will turn out that the role of Frontex is important. It’s positive and will be a basis for us to sit down and negotiate, but there are many other things that are not acceptable. We will stick to the December 31 agreement, which is a very good and positive agreement for all parties.
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