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Spain won't seek to recover gibraltar in Brexit talks

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It was reported on 8 August 2017 that Spain will not seek to change Gibraltar’s status as a result of Brexit. In 2002 only 1% of the population of the peninsula voted yes to a sovereignty sharing deal between Britain and Spain, however 96% of the inhabitants voted no to Brexit.

European Council Brexit negotiation guidelines, published in March, stated that Spain would be given a veto on whether the Brexit deal could be applied to Gibraltar. However, the Spanish foreign minister, Alfonso Davis, has now said he will not make a deal between the EU and the UK conditional on recovering sovereignty over Gibraltar.

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