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>> If there are no changes, we will veto Brexit. Unequivocal words from Spain's Prime Minister, the latest spanner in the divorce deal. European Union negotiators are meeting on Friday to try to clear the last hurdle before Sunday's summit to endorse Brexit. It's all about Gibraltar. Spain wants changes in the text to make it clear that any decision about the disputed British overseas territory would only be taken in direct talks with Madrid.
And the 11th hour objections mean the final text might not be ready until the very last minute. The problem is that Spain can't actually derailed the whole process, at least not by itself.>>
March.>> Under EU rules, the withdrawal treaty is adopted by a qualified majority, not unanimity.
But the block is seeking unity on this most politically sensitive matter. EU diplomats say the text will be agreed by Friday evening, determined not to allow any redrafting of either of the two texts. The block has instead said it'll address Spain's concerns in a separate statement on Sunday.
But they also fear Sanchez will want to prove a point by discussing his concerns at the top level to show determination. And win points with the voters back home ahead of a December regional election.>> Even after the weekend, the Brexit package faces vehement opposition in the British parliament.
It must vote in favor for it to take effect.