State of the Rock –


Officers from the UK, Gibraltar and the European Fee will meet on Thursday and Friday, within the newest try to interrupt the impasse on the standing of the Rock, a former naval base, on the southern tip of Spain.

Commerce and border-crossings between Spain and Gibraltar have been working on advert hoc preparations and there’s no exhausting deadline by which an settlement on a brand new treaty have to be reached.

Nonetheless, normal elections are due this yr in each Spain and Gibraltar and political analysts imagine {that a} coalition of the conservative Standard Occasion, which presently tops opinion polls, and the nationalist VOX occasion, could be much more hawkish on the Rock’s standing than Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialist authorities.

Final week, the Cross Frontier Group which brings collectively unions and enterprise organisations from Spain and Gibraltar, warned that “the present state of affairs on this matter and the uncertainty brought on by the contradictory information emanating from the negotiating course of are subjecting the residents of our space to emphasize, that we imagine ought to be stopped instantly.”

It additionally known as for “the dismantling of the border crossing for residents and items,” the group stated within the letter.

(Benjamin Fox |

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