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Gibraltar intends to join the Schengen area TIME ONLINE


The government of Gibraltar toying with one
Accession to the Schengen area in order to have a smooth after the Brexit
To allow border traffic. "Does it make sense for the EU that 2.5
Square miles at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula for EU citizens
shouldn't be accessible? I don't think so, "said Gibraltar's head of government Fabian

After the exit Great Britain from the EU on January 31 starts one
Transitional period until the end of 2020, in which the United Kingdom and the EU
negotiate about their future relationships. For the British exclave Gibraltar in the south of Spain this is
Border regulation issue crucial in the negotiations.
Numerous residents of the area cross the border every day – around 14,000
the way to work.

Alluding to Liechtenstein, Picardo said other European ones
Small states took full advantage of the Schengen Agreement without
To be part of the Schengen information system. Gibraltar's accession would be "a positive one

Part of Great Britain since 1713

The Schengen area comprises 26 countries, 22 EU member states and four others
European countries. Passport and border controls are no longer required at their borders. six
EU countries, including the UK, are not part of the Schengen area.

Gibraltar has belonged to since 1713
Great Britain, but was regularly reclaimed by Spain. In the
past years – especially since the British in 2016 United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum decided –
but the "traditional attitude" of Spain has changed, said
Picardo. So did the socialist prime minister Pedro Sánchez
signals to go beyond "the eternal question of sovereignty" and
instead, opportunities to "improve the economy in the
Region ".


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