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Gibraltar protects its sovereignty during the Brexit negotiations

Apr 23, 2018

The UK transitional draft agreement with the EU was published on March 19th. We have analyzed the current state of Gibraltar and prepared a short digest on the latest news.

The UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, officially announced that Gibraltar is included in the transitional agreement. At the same time, up till 2020 EU, UK and Gibraltar claim to support interstate relations between three of them.

As we already mentioned in previous articles, Spain had its claims for the Gibraltar territory. Even though Spain still considers their right to veto Gibraltar’s participation in this deal, sovereignty claims should all be dropped. The decision is still not taken but Spanish representatives released all claims considering territory’s independence.

In addition, Gibraltar citizens still mostly support staying in the EU. 96 percent of voters think that staying in the Union will be more profitable for economics, business development and security of the country. Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, confirmed that this territory is absolutely into continuing relations with the UK and spreading it to other business scopes. However, the Chief Minister emphasized that Gibraltar’s sovereignty, independence and borders and their protection is the main task of the government disregarding any possible economical or territorial claims.

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