The mayors of Campo de Gibraltar accuse Albares of “lack of transparency” within the last part of the negotiation of the settlement | EUROtoday

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jos Manuel Albares, met this Monday for the third time with representatives of the eight municipalities that make up the sphere of Gibraltar to tell you of the progress within the negotiations of the settlement between the European Union y United Kingdom concerning the scenario wherein the Pen. In a subsequent press convention, the top of diplomacy assured: “I have conveyed to the mayors and the rest of the authorities that what guides this Government in the negotiation of the agreement is the well-being of the 300,000 Andalusians in the Gibraltar countryside.” .

Although the top of Spanish diplomacy has insisted that the assembly has taken place “in a spirit of institutional loyalty” and that the calls for of the governors of the world have “guided him in the negotiations” to realize “a very beneficial agreement for thousands of workers”, the tone of the leaders assembly in Madrid was very completely different.

Antonio Sanzspokesperson for the Andaluca Junta, recalled that the final assembly with them was held “in May 2022.” According to him, the minister “has lacked depth and concreteness.” Sanz has agreed with Albares on institutional “loyalty”, however has demanded to “participate” within the negotiations. “Why is Gibraltar participating, invited by the United Kingdom, and why is the Government not inviting the Board?” He lamented. It is at that second that he assured that within the negotiation with Gibraltar there may be “a worrying lack of transparency.”

The mayor of Algeciras and senator of the Popular Party has spoken alongside the identical strains, José Ignacio Landaluce. “We cannot allow the countryside of Gibraltar to be colonialized,” she denounced. After remembering that there’s an essential tax distinction between Spain and the pawn, he assured that Albares has not given them info on whether or not some sort of measure goes to be imposed in order that they don’t have a bonus over the Campo de Gibraltar as a result of “if the circumstances change , they are going to dominate the Strait Morocco with Gibraltar”, he mirrored.

It was on New Year's Eve 2020 when the European Union and the United Kingdom reached a primary settlement that laid the foundations for the negotiation of the treaty that they wish to signal quickly. Throughout this time, 18 rounds of negotiations have been held with technical groups. However, a couple of weeks in the past it was determined to speed up the talks. It was staged with a three-way assembly between Albares, his British counterpart, David Camerony Sefcovicvp of the European Commission. As you might have recognized THE WORLD; It isn’t deliberate that new rounds of negotiations will likely be held, however relatively one other assembly on the political degree within the coming weeks to, except it’s annoyed, end agreeing on the Agreement. At the assembly, they reached agreements on “the airport, goods and other issues,” Albares reported.

As this newspaper already defined, each events have given up speaking about sovereignty with a view to advance within the negotiations. Thus, using the airport is without doubt one of the measures on which an settlement has been reached. Although Spain is dedicated to shared use, whereas within the United Kingdom they’re much less versatile. Another delicate level is the one which considerations the army base and the actions of the Royal Navy in waters of Narrow. As defined by the top of diplomacy, though with out going into particulars, the settlement will “perfectly control and define” these entries and exits of British troopers.

“Spain's sovereign position remains intact and safeguarded,” the minister insisted. He has additionally requested: “Let us avoid situations of mistrust, incidents and inequality that are not justified.”