Spain has managed to force Britain into signing an agreement on how the two countries should deal with the British territory of Gibraltar, which lies to the southern coast of Spain, once Britain leaves the European Union in March next year.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday that his government and the United Kingdom had signed the deal on Gibraltar earlier in the day to clear the way for a summit of European leaders to discuss final Brexit agreement on Sunday.
“We have reached an agreement on Gibraltar,” Sanchez said, adding that any future decisions regarding Gibraltar would be made with Spain involved.
Spain had earlier warned that it would not allow the EU to convene its special summit for Brexit if there was no deal on future of Gibraltar.
As part of the deal on Gibraltar, Britain has reportedly ensured both the EU and Spain that it will not insist on forcing Brussels to apply a future EU-UK trade treaty to…