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Spanish king Felipe calls for more legal certainty for EU citizens after Brexit

Spanish king Felipe calls for more legal certainty for EU citizens after Brexit

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Spanish king Felipe VI on the first day of his state visit to Britain, called for more legal certainty for EU citizens after the Brexit.

“They can legitimately claim to create stable living conditions for themselves and their family,” said the 49-year-old Felipe Wednesday, during a speech in the British parliament.

The future of the 3.2 million EU residents in the Uk and 1.2 million Britons in the countries of the European Union constitute an important topic for the second round of the negotiations on leaving the EU by the government-May. Which begins Monday in Brussels.

Gibraltar

In the battle for the British overseas area of Gibraltar called Felipe on until an acceptable solution in good mutual consultation. He is confident that Spain and Great Britain, the differences can be overcome. The peninsula in the south of the Iberian peninsula was for centuries a bone of contention between the two countries.

Prime minister Fabian Picardo of Gibraltar said it in april is unacceptable to find that British-European agreements on the Brexit will not automatically apply to the British overseas territory apply, as Spain first there are a lot of opinions about should do.

The king of Spain and his wife Letizia are three days as a guest in Great Britain. They were Wednesday received by queen Elizabeth.

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