Gibraltar wants to stay in EU even if UK pulls out

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The Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar told EURACTIV that the small territory has established an independent mission in Brussels to represent its interests at a fraught moment in its history. The relationship with Spain — which contests the sovereignty of the rock — has worsened, with traffic queues now commonplace as a result of what Mr Garcia described as unjustified customs checks. But the UK’s fractious relationship is also raising fears for Gibraltar’s future were the UK to pull out of the EU. Were that to happen, he explained, the rock would seek to remain within the UK, and the EU. 

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