Spains works on contingency plans for brexit
Spain’s acting Agriculture Minister, Luis Planas. File photo: EFE-EPA
(Madrid/Brussels/EFE).- Brexit and agrifood products. On Wednesday (25 September), Spain’s acting Agriculture Minister, Luis Planas, said that the UK should contribute to ensuring the regular “flow” of agrifood products after Brexit, especially in the case of a no-deal Brexit, EFE reported.
In an exclusive interview, Planas told the Spanish news agency that Madrid was already working on a contingency plan to mitigate the negative impact of Brexit on all economic sectors.
The tourism and agricultural sectors are particularly concerned about a no-deal Brexit. Planas expressed his concern about “perishable products, fruits and vegetables”.
He has asked the European Commission if Spain would be granted financial compensation in case the country is affected “by logistical difficulties and the closure of the British market”.