Spain considers including Ceuta, Melilla fully in Schengen area
MADRID, June 15 (Reuters) - Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Tuesday her government is considering including Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's enclaves in North Africa, fully in Europe's passport-free Schengen area.
Currently, Moroccans from the towns surrounding the enclaves can enter without a visa, but need one to travel by sea or air into continental Spain or other Schengen member countries.
The move comes amid a row between Spain and Morocco over issues linked to Western Sahara, a region Morocco claims sovereignty over.
Gonzalez Laya declined to comment on the row, saying her ministry is working "under discretion."
Reporting by Inti Landauro and Cristina Galan; Editing by Catherine Evans
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