The European Union’s negotiating guidelines on Brexit, can stipulate that for existing and future trade agreements, concerning the UK’s overseas territories, veto power should be granted for Brussels.

The Rockey British enclave in southern Spain, represented by Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo has been shamefully singled out by Spain’s attempts to have Gibraltar excluded from Brexit negotiations.

Madrid would oppose extending EU-UK trade agreements to Gibraltar to protect its economic interests in the area. Gibraltar was taken from Spain in 1704 and ceded to Britain in 1713.

Madrid continues to lay claims to the territory despite two referendums showing most of its 32.000 inhabitants favor UK sovereignty. Spain vows to protect interests in contested Gibraltar after Brexit.

Sputnik / AA Magnum News 2017.

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