Saturday, June 3, 2023

Minister Albares on ‘GiBrexit’: “The ball is in the United Kingdom’s court”

Opposition to an agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom on the status of Gibraltar after Brexit continues, although those from the Spanish side continue to highlight the “constructive spirit” that is evident on the British side. This is highlighted not least by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albars, who defends a consensus that promotes “a zone of shared prosperity between Gibraltar and the Philippines”. plain of gibraltar‘, although he has likewise pointed out that ‘the ball is in the United Kingdom’s court’ for that purpose to flourish.

Álbars acknowledges that “an agreement requires two” once “we put a global agreement on the table” in such a way that the result requires “not only a Spanish proposal”, but “acceptance”. By” United Kingdom, “We hope it will happen as soon as possible,” stressed Albars, who assured that “we are ready for agreement,” he stressed.

The British government pledged in March to continue working “intensely” to achieve a post-Brexit deal with the EU on Gibraltar, as revealed by a British ministry spokesman when asked about the Northern Ireland Protocol. The recent agreement between London and Brussels, the so-called ‘Windsor Framework’, will unlock negotiations around the Rock, of which twelve rounds have already taken place.

“We are working intensively to conclude an agreement that can help secure future prosperity for Gibraltar and Campo,” said the spokesman, who then went into more detail about the status of those talks. didn’t want to go

London, Brussels and the Spanish government have insisted that negotiations over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which has been agreed February 27 The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Gibraltar have two separate processes, although their interlocutors are the same actors: the Foreign Minister, James Cleverly, and the Vice President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic .

London defended that the basis of the agreement is the political framework agreed between the United Kingdom and Spain December 31, 2020 Which provides for the abolition of the fence but raises the problem of border controls at the port and airport of Gibraltar.

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