Spain Backs Brexit Deal After Agreement On Gibraltar

The Associated Press report:

The European Union moved closer to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal with Britain over Gibraltar, a key obstacle on the eve of a European Union summit on Sunday.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday that Madrid would support the Brexit divorce deal after the U.K. and the EU agreed to give Spain a say in the future of the disputed British territory of Gibraltar, which lies at the southern tip of the Mediterranean nation.

Sanchez said that the deal is “is going to allow us to have direct negotiations with the U.K. regarding Gibraltar.” On Friday, Spain said it wouldn’t back the Brexit deal unless it gets a cast-iron guarantee of its say over Gibraltar’s future.