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Spain and UK address practical measures for workers in Gibraltar

The bilateral commission on Gibraltar provided for in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Spain and the United Kingdom in the framework of Brexit this Thursday addressed practical measures to improve the rights of cross-border workers.

The meeting was held this Thursday and was attended by officials from the Governments of Gibraltar, the UK and Spain, as well as Spanish regional and local authorities. As in the first meeting, held in Algeciras on February 26, the topic of the meeting has been eminently technical and has allowed progress in the practical measures necessary for citizens and workers to fully benefit from the rights recognized in the Withdrawal Agreement. .

This second meeting was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and was resumed this Thursday, while the other committees of the Memorandum of Understanding will also meet in Gibraltar during the month of July. On the Spanish side, in addition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy and the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration participated.

Representatives of the Junta de Andalucía and the president of the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Strait of Gibraltar have also attended. On the British side, representatives of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Madrid, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Gibraltar authorities have attended.

The Memorandum of Understanding on citizens’ rights, signed on November 29, 2018, together with the Memorandum on police and customs cooperation, the Memorandum on tobacco and other products accompany the Protocol on Gibraltar, annexed to the United Kingdom Withdrawal Agreement from the European Union and unfolds its effects beyond the transitional period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement itself.

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