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La Línea mayor visits for talks on Brexit

Fabian Picardo and Juan Franco.
Fabian Picardo and Juan Franco. / SUR
  • Free movement across the border remains a priority for both sides

The Mayor of La Línea, Juan Franco, paid another visit to the chief minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments with regard to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and its effects on Gibraltar and the towns in the nearby area. Picardo and Franco also considered ways in which Gibraltar and La Línea could cooperate after Brexit.

One major concern for both the chief minister and the mayor is the situation at the border once the UK is no longer part of the EU. As Gibraltar is British, it will automatically leave with the UK even though 96 per cent of those who voted in the EU referendum wanted to Remain. Both men insist that free movement across the border needs to be maintained somehow.