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Foreign Minister to meet mayors from the Campo

THE Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has summonsed a number of mayors from towns in the Campo de Gibraltar to Madrid to discuss Brexit.

Mayors from Algeciras, Castellar, Jimena, La Linea, Los Barrios, San Roque and Tarifa will attend the meeting as well as the Spanish government’s representative in Andalucia and the central administration of the Campo will all attend the meeting in January.

The minister wants to update delegates from the area – which depends so much on Gibraltar for income with 10,000 regular Spanish workers on the Rock – on the latest Brexit situation following the decision to move to Phase 2 of the negotiations.

Whilst all of the mayors want to be updated on the situation, Juan Franco, mayor of La Linea believes that his town in particular needs to be considered separately as it has the highest number of Spanish workers crossing daily into Gibraltar but due to the fall of the pound against the euro, they are suffering more than any other local town.

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