OFFICIAL STATEMENT 062
Spain welcomes proposed draft mandate for negotiations on EU-UK Treaty on Gibraltar

Spain is grateful for and appreciates the efforts made by the European Commission to approve a draft mandate in line with the understanding reached between Spain and the United Kingdom on 31 December

20/07/2021

Earlier today, the College of Commissioners adopted the draft mandate for negotiations on an eventual agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on Gibraltar.
 
On 24 December, the European Union and the United Kingdom made a commitment to the agreements that govern relations between the two parties following Brexit. According to the requests made by Spain, the territory of Gibraltar was excluded from the scope of application for said agreements and the European Union confirmed that any future agreement on Gibraltar between the European Union and the United Kingdom would require prior consent from Spain.
 
Over the course of last year, Spain negotiated a bilateral understanding with the United Kingdom that could serve as the basis for a separate agreement on Gibraltar. Those talks led to the bilateral understanding of 31 December 2020, which was passed on by the two parties to the European institutions. The European Commission has been using that as the basis to prepare a negotiation mandate and has remained in close contact with Spain throughout the process.
 
This mandate will need to be approved by the EU Council. Negotiations per se between the European Commission and the United Kingdom will begin following that Council approval. Spain will be accompanying the European Commission at all times to ensure that its legal positions, interests and goals are preserved and that the commitments made between Spain and the United Kingdom are respected. Spain hopes that the negotiations conclude as soon as possible so that a new framework can be established swiftly capable of guaranteeing shared prosperity for all parties, in particular, the citizens of Campo de Gibraltar.

 

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