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22nd July 2021, 20:34

GSD describes EU Mandate to open negotiations for Treaty on Future Relationship with EU as 'unacceptable'

The GSD has described the EU Mandate to open negotiations for a Treaty on a Future Relationship with the EU as 'unacceptable'.

The Party says it goes well beyond certain unsatisfactory aspects of the Framework Agreement announced on New Year’s Eve.

The mandate, it adds, does not provide a basis for a future safe and beneficial agreement for Gibraltar and would deliver major political and economic competences and controls to Spain.

Keith Azopardi says the measures amount to practical concessions on sovereignty, jurisdiction and control and would be as good as handing over the keys of Gibraltar to Spain.