By John Smith • 29 January 2020 • 15:27
The two sides met in London
The eleventh meeting of the UK-Gibraltar Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) took place in London last Monday and will be the last meeting of the Council before Britain and Gibraltar leave the European Union
The Gibraltar delegation was led by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and included the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, as well as the Attorney General Michael Llamas, the Financial Secretary Albert Mena and the Directors of Gibraltar House in both London and in Brussels.
The United Kingdom team was led by Minister for Europe Chris Pincher MP and included Minister at the Department of International Trade Connor Burns MP and representatives from a number of different UK Government departments.
The two Governments discussed Gibraltar’s exit from the European Union as well the negotiations on the future relationship and there was also an update on contingency planning issues.
The structure of the JMC is the highest inter-governmental forum between the two Governments in respect of departure from the European Union.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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