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.
Thousands of people congregated near Phil's burrow - and even more watched live online - to see what the groundhog decided. Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog did not see his shadow on Saturday, predicting spring this year will arrive early.
Ms Warren shared the DNA results after Mr Trump challenged her at a July rally to take a test to prove her indigenous background. Elizabeth Warren has apologized about the whole Native American ancestry thing-in private at least, the Intercept reports.
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.
It takes the moon 27 days to rotate; it also takes the same amount of time for the moon to orbit around the Earth once. At the end of 2013, China launched Chang'e-3, the country's first spacecraft to soft-land on the moon.
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.
Much will then depend on Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, who will be playing their first Cup rubber together. Prajnesh, ranked at a career best of 102, slowly eased into the match by staying within sight of Berrettini.
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.
United States likely to suspend INF obligations
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.
A sinkhole turned out to be an underground tunnel to a bank
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.
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.
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.
Ohio Woman Found Dead As Polar Vortex Begins Retreat
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.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty To Nine Federal Counts
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.