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The EU gives Spain a Brexit deal veto over Gibraltar in leaked guidelines
Business Insider3/22/2018 2:39:53 AM

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  • The EU will give Spain the power to veto the Brexit deal in negotiating guidelines on the future relationship to be published on Friday.
  • The guidelines — leaked to Business Insider — say Britain must convince Spain to support the Brexit deal.
  • The Spanish government wants more say over the fate of Gibraltar after Brexit.
  • The EU will give Britain just three months to solve the Irish border, according to reports.
  • The guidelines will also fall short of offering the ambitious free trade deal desired by Theresa May.


BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union is set to explicitly warn Britain that Spain has the right to veto any Brexit deal over the question of Gibraltar in negotiating guidelines which have been leaked to Business Insider prior to publication.

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