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Spain, UK reach “agreement in principle”



#Written by #La Rédaction on #Thursday, #December 31, 2020

#Spain and #Britain have reached “an agreement in principle” over #Gibraltar that will maintain freedom of movement on the border between #Spain and the #British enclave south of the #Iberian #Peninsula, said , #Thursday in #Madrid, the #Spanish #Minister of #Foreign #Affairs, #European #Union and #Cooperation, #Arancha #González #Laya.

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Gibraltar: Spain and the United Kingdom manage to "agreement in principle"

#Speaking at a press conference at #La #Moncloa #Palace, #González #Laya said that the #Schengen agreements will now apply to #Gibraltar. #By virtue of this agreement in principle, “(the agreement of) #Schengen applies to #Gibraltar with #Spain as responsible,” she said. “There is no longer a barrier. #Schengen applies to #Gibraltar (in its relations) with #Spain, which makes it possible to remove the controls between #Gibraltar and #Spain, this makes it possible to remove the barrier,” said #Ms. #González #Laya.

“#We have reached an agreement in principle with the #United #Kingdom which will serve as the basis for a future treaty between the #European #Union and the #United #Kingdom concerning #Gibraltar”, she continued.

The agreement was reached just hours before the entry into force of #Brexit, #Thursday at midnight (2300 GMT), and thus prevents the border between #Gibraltar and #Spain from being transformed from #Friday into a “hard” border. between UK and EU.

The agreement “will allow us to remove barriers and move forward towards a zone of shared prosperity. #Firmness in principles, progress for citizens”, tweeted shortly after the announcement, the head of the #Spanish government, #Pedro Sánchez.

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https://www.lopinion.ma/Gibraltar-l-Espagne-et-le-Royaume-Uni-parviennent-a-un-accord-de-principe_a10121.html

##Spain #reach #agreement #principle

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