UK and Gibraltar conclude agreement on gambling

UK Ministers met with Ministers from the Government of Gibraltar at the eighth Joint Ministerial Council (Gibraltar EU Negotiations) in London, where they discussed preparations for our exit from the EU, reached an agreement on gambling and explored ways to deepen cooperation across a range of areas including environment and transport. 

Five Ministers, representing departments from across the UK Government attended the meeting on the 24 January to update on their ongoing work with the Government of Gibraltar to ensure our close relationship is maintained and strengthened, said a UK government statement.

The meeting was attended by DExEU Minister Robin Walker, the Minister for the Armed Forces, the Minister for Europe and the Americas and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury for substantive discussions on Gibraltar’s preparations for exit. The Economic Secretary to the Treasury stayed at the meeting afterwards to discuss the UK-Gibraltar relationship.

Following the meeting, Minister Walker said:

“Today was another opportunity to ensure the close UK-Gibraltar ties can move from strength to strength outside the EU.

“This positive and constructive meeting was marked by further progress including confirming that the Gibraltar Protocol and accompanying MOUs protect Gibraltar’s interests, and should form the basis of the way forward in securing an EU Exit that works for Gibraltar.”

The Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies, announced the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable closer working between gambling regulators in Great Britain and Gibraltar, building on the commitment that gambling operators based in Gibraltar will continue to access the UK market after we leave the EU in the same way they do now.

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