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Montevideo, November 13th 2018 - 04:46 UTC

Tag: British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR)

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Gibraltar lowers the EU flag and flies the Commonwealth colors

    Gibraltar and UK are leaving the EU in 2019 and Gibraltar's policy has been to expand ”our links with the Commonwealth at the same time.”

    The flag of the European Union at different points in Gibraltar was lowered over the weekend and replaced by the flag of the Commonwealth, marking Commonwealth Day. It has been traditional for the Commonwealth flag to fly on that day over No.6 Convent Place, the seat of Government in Gibraltar.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2017 - 09:22 UTC

    Gibraltar will switch the EU flag for Commonwealth flag after Brexit

    “Brexit is an obvious dominating political issue because of the interplay that Gibraltar has with the UK and with the rest of the EU,” Mr Picardo said.

    Gibraltar will switch the EU flag for the Commonwealth flag as it seeks to forge “strong and enduring” trade relationships around the world after Brexit, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said. The Chief Minister was speaking at the opening of a conference focusing on Brexit and the importance of the Commonwealth to the UK and Gibraltar’s futures.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 08:13 UTC

    Gibraltar hosting Brexit conference for Commonwealth parliamentarians

    Parliamentarians will be welcomed by CM Fabian Picardo, who will follow the Official Opening by the President of the Gib Branch of the CPA, Adolfo J Canepa.

    Nearly forty Parliamentarians from eleven Commonwealth countries and territories (including Falkland Islands) are meeting in Gibraltar in order to discuss the impact of the decision taken in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, among other current issues.