MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The report states that the effect of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union will be "greater in the United Kingdom," but that the European bloc and Spain "will suffer negative economic consequences."
According to the report, a hard Brexit could result in a drop in Spanish exports from 464 million euros ($493 million) and up to 1 billion euros, taking a toll on agriculture, the pharmaceutical sector, fishing, the automotive industry, and tourism.
The report also notes, that Brexit will have repercussions for Gibraltar, migration policy, higher education, and even Spanish football players based in the United Kingdom.
Regions, including Murcia and Melilla, also stand to lose EU funding as a result.
As such, the report calls on the European Union to take into account Spanish needs and demands during the negotiation process regarding issues such as social security, free movement of people and tourism.
The UK government plans to start the Brexit process before the end of March, when article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be triggered. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has stated that her government will follow a so-called "hard Brexit" approach, not seeking access to the EU single market and prioritizing migration controls.