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Parliamentary question - P-000753/2015(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the Commission

In accordance with Article 355(3) TFEU, the Treaties apply to the European territories for whose external relations a Member State is applicable. This provision applies to Gibraltar, as has been confirmed by Declaration n° 55 by the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, annexed to the Final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference which adopted the Treaty of Lisbon which states: ‘The Treaties apply to Gibraltar as a European territory for whose external relations a Member State is responsible. This shall not imply changes in the respective positions of the Member States concerned’.