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Spain wants Gibraltar to become part of Schengen Zone

Christian Fernsby |
Authorities in Spain have proposed to add Gibraltar to the borderless area of Schengen, after the Brexit transition period, in order to facilitate the movement between these territories.

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According to Politico, Spain presented this idea during various meetings that were held recently between the representatives of the governments of Britain and Gibraltar, in Madrid.

Gibraltar, which is a British Overseas Territory and headland, will cease to be part of the European Union alongside the UK. However, if Spain’s proposal would be approved, Gibraltar would have a similar agreement as Liechtenstein, which is not in the EU but is a member of the Schengen Zone.

Spain’s proposal also has been supported by Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo.

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