Representatives from the UK, Gibraltar and the European Commission will meet on Thursday and Friday to seek a way out of the impasse over the status of Gibraltar, a former British naval base on Spain’s southern tip.
Trade and border crossings between Spain and Gibraltar have so far been regulated on the basis of provisional agreements, and there is no fixed deadline by which agreement on a new agreement must be reached.
However, both Spain and Gibraltar are due to hold general elections this year, and political analysts believe that a coalition between the conservative People’s Party, currently leading the polls, and the nationalist VOX party will be too tough on Gibraltar’s position. position than the socialist government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
Last week, the Cross Frontier Group, a confederation of trade unions and business associations from Spain and Gibraltar, said, “The current state of affairs in this matter and the uncertainty caused by the conflicting news of the negotiation process urges our citizens. The partial suspension, which we believe must be concluded immediately.
The group also called for “elimination of border crossings for citizens and goods,” the group said in its letter.
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