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Spain to vote against Brexit accord if text on Gibraltar not changed

According to EU rules, the withdrawal treaty is adopted by qualified majority and not unanimity

Reuters  |  Madrid 

Spain will vote against the European Union’s draft Brexit deal on Sunday unless it is modified to make clear that the future of the disputed British territory of Gibra­ltar relies on talks between Madrid and London, Pri­­me Minister Pedro Sanchez said. Spain’s demands on Gibr­altar are the latest push by EU states to obtain more on national interests ahead of Sunday's summit of EU leaders, but diplomats said there was little concern these would scupper prospects for a deal. “As of today, if there are no changes with respect to Gibraltar, ...

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First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 22:43 IST