Could be a great deal – if it can be perfected. Gibraltar’s economy is based on services including banking, insurance and online gambling for the UK and other countries. Half of the territory’s population of 30,000 commuters cross the border daily, including about 10,000 Spaniards. Their wages, plus the business that supplies Gibraltar, are a lifesaver for Spanish towns near the border, where unemployment rates are much higher than the national average. High unemployment is already one reason why Linea de la Concepcion, the town closest to the border, is known as a gateway for illegal drugs to the EU.
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