Agreement with Spain: Gibraltar joins Schengen area

Spain, and the UK have achieved in the last moment, an agreement in Principle, according to which the British exclave of Gibraltar to the Schengen area accessio

Agreement with Spain: Gibraltar joins Schengen area

Spain, and the UK have achieved in the last moment, an agreement in Principle, according to which the British exclave of Gibraltar to the Schengen area accession in the rule, without border controls. In order to avoid that the border between Spain and Gibraltar at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula from the 1. January 2021, will limit to an impermeable outer EU, said Spanish foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya in Madrid on Thursday. Instead, bind to Gibraltar well as a surprising consequence of the departure of Britain from the EU, close to Spain and the European Union. The Brexit Referendum in 2016, 96 percent of the 33,000 inhabitants of Gibraltar for the whereabouts had voted for in the EU.

Spain and the United Kingdom had negotiated up to the last are under increasing time pressure on a Brexit-regime for Gibraltar. The British overseas territory is not part of the agreement by Christmas eve between the EU and the UK, but the talks were bilaterally between Madrid and the UK and Gibraltar on the other side. The now between Madrid and London, has achieved in-principle agreement had to be agreed between the EU and London, said Gonzalez Laya. You reckon that's going to happen within six months, said the foreign Minister. Her British colleague Dominic Raab said the aim of the negotiators was a liquid border traffic, which is in the interest of the people on both sides.

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The EU external border will shift with the inclusion of Gibraltar into the Schengen area at the international airport in the overseas territory. The EU should check the border protection Agency Frontex travelers. The supervision has, in the words of Gonzalez Layas, Spain. This is for the inhabitants of Gibraltar is a sensitive point, because Spain makes Britain the sovereignty over the monkey rock in dispute. Madrid, however, had insisted on the supervision of the controls, because it was in the other Schengen States have a duty to control the external border. Great Britain could not, because it is not part of the Schengen area and Gibraltar are also not, because it is not a state.

Updated Date: 02 February 2021, 22:20

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