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Spain, the UK and the European Commission make “significant progress” on Gibraltar and see the agreement closed

the Prime Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo; United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, David Cameron; European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation José Manuel Albares (European Commission)

Spain, the United Kingdom and the European Commission This Thursday, at the meeting held in Brussels, the European Commission achieved “important progress” on the situation Tarek mountain After Britain's exit from the European Union, we confirmed that an agreement on the rock was approaching.

“Discussions took place today Constructive atmosphere, with important developments and additional areas of agreement. Madrid, London, Brussels and Gibraltar said in a joint statement: “All parties are confident that an agreement is approaching and will work closely and quickly on the outstanding areas in order to reach a general agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.”

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The statement was issued after the meeting held today in Brussels between the Foreign Ministers of Spain, José Manuel Albarez, and the United Kingdom, with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, and the Prime Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo.

This document indicates that the meeting reaffirmed “Shared commitment“of the parties” to conclude an agreement between the EU and the UK to bring confidence, legal certainty and stability to people’s lives ways of living Peoples of the region throughout the region, protecting and improving the economy, trade, mobility, environment and social well-being, while maintaining the legal positions of all parties. “Everyone agreed to remain in close and continuous contact,” the joint statement said.

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On April 12, a first meeting in the same format as today's meeting was held in Brussels, where the European Commission, the United Kingdom and Spain were able to agree on General political lines“On the situation in Gibraltar after Brexit in areas such as Rock Airport or Commuting.

The situation in Gibraltar was excluded from the UK's withdrawal agreement from the European Union, and the three parties involved are still negotiating, eight years after the Brexit referendum. The use of the airport and customs control has been the focus of negotiation teams' talks for several months.

News prepared by EFE

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