Spain’s recruitment drive to strengthen border controls and expat support after Brexit

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SPAIN plans to hire more than 1,700 new public workers to deal with the aftermath of Brexit, with an emphasis on border and customs control as well as assistance to expatriates.

The Socialist government, which approved the motion yesterday, wants to recruit the staff before March 29 regardless of whether or not Britain reaches an agreement on leaving the EU.

A spokesperson said the ‘administration currently has the necessary means to deal with the relations’ framework after Britain’s exit, but has to strengthen the availability of public workers in certain sectors’.

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Spain aims to have more workers in airports and ports as well as to strengthen controls on imports and exports, and its assistance to the estimated 300,000 British people living in the country.

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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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