Spain to maintain Gibraltar veto right in new Brexit deal

Gibraltar Brexit

Spain will maintain its veto right over Gibraltar in the new draft Brexit deal announced by the United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday.

The arrangements secured a year ago by Spain regarding the British overseas territory, located in the south of the Iberian peninsula, remain intact according to both EU and Spanish government sources.

According to these arrangements, any future agreements on the relationship between the UK and the EU will only apply to Gibraltar if both London and Madrid agree to them.

Spain will continue to have veto rights, as stated in the political declaration that came with the earlier withdrawal agreement, and will not being modified in the new draft deal.