Spanish Foreign Minister speaks about Gibraltar

New Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya Credit: La Moncloa flickr

As Boris Johnson told the world that Gibraltar would be part of the ongoing withdrawal negotiations with the European Union, the Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya said that the Spanish stance is to ensure shared prosperity for Gibraltar and the surrounding region.

In a radio interview she declined to talk about joint sovereignty saying that this was a conversation for another day as the important thing was to resolve the day to day affairs of those in the region affected by Brexit.

She also confirmed that the Spanish Government was happy to work with Gibraltar on such issues as frontier, police co-operation and taxation but warned it was important to ensure there was no unfair competition in customs or fiscal issues.

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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. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page