Spain and UK further extend Gibraltar agreements to 2022

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Spain and the UK have agreed to further extend Gibraltar agreements to 2022, due to the lack of a satisfactory decision being made.

Spain and the UK have agreed to extend the validity of current regulations regarding Gibraltar, which were set to come to an end on December 31. The extension aims to guarantee a “framework of cooperation” until the new agreement is signed by the two countries.

This was determined last night by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, and his British counterpart, Elizabeth Truss, who attended a business dinner to discuss post-Brexit negotiations, according to a statement from the Ministry.

Albares and Truss analysed the problems and progress made in the negotiations between the EU and the UK. They made the decision to extend the period of negotiation until 2022, the government of Gibraltar informed on Wednesday, December 15.

The definitive agreement regarding post-Brexit regulations surrounding Gibraltar should have been determined by the end of 2021.

According to the statement from the Ministry, Albares and Truss discussed topics such as the free circulation of citizens, the exchange of goods, environmental issues, the coordination of social security systems and the rights of citizens.


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