The wording of the official European Council document appeared to have one eye at least on the machinations of the British government at Westminster, where a growing number of senior government ministers are discussing delaying Brexit itself.
Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in perpetuity in 1713.
Spanish diplomatic sources said on Tuesday that Madrid would insist on excluding Gibraltar from any Brexit deal, as it plans to revive its bid for shared sovereignty over the rocky outpost. "We will always take the side of a member against a non-member", the official said. European Union diplomats point to the territorial issue as one of those that could fray the unity the 27 have shown in negotiations up to now.
The Gibraltar Government said the worldwide legal status of Gibraltar was not a matter of argument, but rather of fact.
Similarly, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, suggested Wednesday that the scale of cooperation between UK financial service companies and European Union businesses will be declining after Brexit with the UK companies eventually boosting their activities in fast-growing economies outside the bloc.
"The irony is that it is Spain itself that is keeping Gibraltar on the United Nations list and then using our presence there to label Gibraltar as a "colony", No.6 Convent Place said in a statement.
A United Kingdom government spokesperson said: "The EU's provisions for visa-free travel into and out of the [passport-free] Schengen area cover Gibraltar, and mean that in any scenario, British nationals from Gibraltar will be able to travel for short stays in and out of Spain and other countries in the Schengen area".
In any event, the final text of the proposal for visa-free travel has yet to be formally approved and adopted.
A statement issued by the Council of the EU said: "Ambassadors mandated the Council Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament on this legislative proposal".
Instead, Britain will replace the EU's version of the symbol with a new one, UKCA, according to the BBC.
"It provides flexibility for government should there be divergence of regulations to insist that manufacturers were committing to that United Kingdom regulatory practice in future", he said.
The withdrawal means that the United States can now deploy ground-based missile systems in Asia, in high proximity to China . It ended a unsafe build-up of warheads in Europe but there are fears a similar situation could re-emerge.
Tekashi , whose real name is Daniel Hernandez , stated in a trial held last week that he joined the gang in fall 2017. Information pertaining to it was unsealed Friday in Manhattan federal court. 6ix9ine is copping a plea.
Today is Bell Let's Talk Day , the time of the year when focusing on mental health takes the national spotlight. Many people are getting the message, based on the increased demand in services the CMHA Lambton Kent has seen.
Fleets of drones are set to be deployed to disperse sugary liquid solution to help clear the air of microscopic particles. Measurements of harmful particulates are higher than some cities in China but well below the Indian capital New Delhi.
The United States has also rejected the offers from Mexico, Uruguay and the Vatican to mediate a dialogue. Bolton added that the Trump administration has a range of economic and political measures for Venezuela.
Investigators found an entrance hole in nearby woodland that contained a small electric generator and some electrical cords. A cadaver-sniffing dog and a remote controlled camera were used to verify that there was no one inside the tunnel.
Rail service Amtrak planned to begin partially restoring service after canceling all lines Wednesday in and out of Chicago. Although many places remained bitterly cold Thursday, the deep freeze eased somewhat, and the system moved eastward.
Meghan Markle wrote messages on bananas to sex workers
For her part, Meghan gave us a taste of what her packed lunches might look like, when her baby is old enough to go to school. As well as visiting the Old Vic Meghan and Harry visited met volunteers and helped out in the One25 charity kitchen.
Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone
The death toll of US service members in Afghanistan has surpassed 2,400 since the United States invaded the country in 2001. It said the USA military continued to prevent it from publishing Afghan forces' casualty data, at Kabul's request.
Vaping 2x better for quitting smoking than patches, gum
More e-cigarette users, however, reported increased throat and mouth irritation (65.3%,) than nicotine replacement users (51.2%). These devices now often have more nicotine and come in a more convenient form than the first-generation vaping devices.
PlayStation Plus games for February include Hitman, For Honor
Of course, that doesn't mean you can go back and download the whole catalogue of Vita games and PS3 games if you missed them. Though at first it seems kind of odd to make the entire season available for free, it does make some degree of sense.
Frost quakes possible due to arctic blast
WGN posted about frost quakes on social media , and numerous viewers commented about hearing them. As temperatures drop well below freezing, the saturated material will freeze and expand.
Northam: I’m sorry … but I’m not resigning
News 3 reporter Brendan Ponton went to the EVMS library in Norfolk Friday afternoon and found the page on which the photo appears. In his statement, Northam said he understood that the photograph "shakes Virginians' faith" in him.