Britain and Spain have reached an initial agreement over Gibraltar's post-Brexit status, Spain's foreign minister has said.
Under the deal the territory will remain part of European Union agreements such as the Schengen free movement area, Arancha Gonzalez Laya told reporters.http://news.sky.com/story/britain-and-s ... s-12176376
Good news and very pragmatic approach by both parties, Gibraltar and Spain/EU.
Will be interesting to see the practicalities:
Border between Gibraltar and Spain disappears?
British border officers replaced by EU officers at the sea and airport terminals?
ETIAS registration needed for Brits visiting a British territory?
Limitations on the duration of stay for Brits in Gibraltar, whereas EU citizens have full FOM?
Burgondy passports again for Gibraltarese Brits, to complement the VIP marking 'GIBRALTAR' on it, pointing out they are the only British passport holders which will not have to apply for an ETIAS authorisation?
In futute 2 classes of British citizens, those from Gibraltar who are ETIAS expepted to travel around Europe, those from NI who can apply for Irish passports and can make use of many of the EU perks (Erasmus will continue for NI universities, for instance), and then the other ones from GB who'll loose everyting..
The Scotts must really feel robbed by their English fellow citizens, because their were the biggest remain voting nation within the UK and yet they are the only ones completely ignored.
I think the 'minister for the Union' will have some explaining to do.
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