The United Kingdom has objected to the European Union's of the word "colony" to describe the of Gibraltar. The European Council (a that defines the EU's political ) produced a document regarding UK nationals travelling to the EU after Brexit. It says in a : "Gibraltar is a colony of the British Crown. There is a between Spain and the UK concerning the sovereignty over Gibraltar, a for which a solution has to be reached." A UK government said: "Gibraltar is not a colony and it is completely inappropriate to describe it in this . She added: "Gibraltar is a full part of the UK family....This will not change due to our from the EU."
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Morocco. It is to over 30,000 people. In 1704, Anglo-Dutch captured it from Spain during a war. Spain handed Gibraltar to Great Britain in a 1713 . However, Spain still asserts a claim to the territory. It wants Gibraltar excluded from post-Brexit agreements between the UK and the EU. Gibraltar rejected for shared UK-Spanish by 99% to 1% in a 2002 . Gibraltar's Chief Minister has accused Spain of . He said: "No one will be surprised to hear the Spanish making provocative statements in of Gibraltar."