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  • Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 07:41 UTC

    Gibraltar prepares for European elections because of Brexit delays

    On Sunday Chief Minister Fabian Picardo took a call from PM Theresa May and maintained a “friendly and positive” conversation on latest Brexit developments

    The Gibraltar Parliament unanimously passed legislation to enable Gibraltar to vote in the European election in May should this become necessary because of delays to Brexit. The parliament approved an amendment to primary legislation to ensure the electoral register for the European Union election is ready despite the short window of time available.

  • Tuesday, March 5th 2019 - 09:49 UTC

    Spain and UK sign Gibraltar fiscal treaty to fight tax fraud and money laundering

    Spain has long criticized Gibraltar's low-tax regime, while the tiny Overseas Territory argues it is a crucial part of its thriving, services-based economy.

    Spain and Britain on Monday signed a fiscal treaty on Gibraltar as Brexit nears to fight tax fraud and money laundering via the British overseas territory. Hailed as “massively significant” by Gibraltar's leader, Fabian Picardo, it was signed separately by Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and David Lidington, Prime Minister Theresa May's effective deputy.

  • Wednesday, February 27th 2019 - 08:34 UTC

    Brexit: Gibraltar supports revoking Article 50 and remaining in the EU

    The best outcome for The Rock would be the revocation of Article 50 and remaining in the European Union

    The best Brexit outcome for Gibraltar would be for the UK to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union, the Gibraltar Government said on Tuesday. No.6 Convent Place was reacting after Prime Minister Theresa May accepted for the first time that the UK may not leave the European Union on March 29, offering MPs a chance to vote to delay Brexit if her deal is rejected again next month.

  • Sunday, February 3rd 2019 - 10:02 UTC

    Gibraltar's legal status is a matter of fact, not opinion

    Gibraltar is listed on the list of non-self-governing territories maintained by the United Nations.

    In its proposal for post-Brexit, ‘visa-free travel’ the European Council on Friday has described Gibraltar as a “colony of the British Crown.” HM Government of Gibraltar is grateful to the Prime Minister for her comment that such a description is “completely unacceptable.”

  • Monday, January 28th 2019 - 09:31 UTC

    UK Parliamentarians remain firm on Gibraltar

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia took advantage of their visit to London to meet opinion-formers on the Remain and the Leave sides of the argument

    Gibraltar has intensified its contact on Brexit with senior United Kingdom parliamentarians both in the House of Commons and the House of Lords in order to put across the position of Gibraltar. The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia took advantage of their visit to London last week to meet opinion-formers on the Remain and the Leave sides of the argument.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:26 UTC

    Gibraltar urges a “stop Brexit completely” if PM May's Brexit deal stumbles

    “If Mrs May’s deal does not pass, we would not be seeking a second referendum,” Mr Picardo said.

    The Gibraltar Government would urge the UK to “stop Brexit completely” if MPs vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement next week, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said. Speaking to GBC after returning to Gibraltar from London, Picardo highlighted two important developments this week which he said had opened up new possibilities as the UK Parliament grapples with the Brexit divorce deal this week.

  • Monday, November 26th 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    UK writes to EU: no Gibraltar sovereignty process against the wishes of its people

    The UK has stated that it has no doubt over UK sovereignty of Gibraltar, including British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, wrote Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow

    After the end of the European Council meeting, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow, has written to the Secretaries General of the Council and Commission of the European Union.

  • Tuesday, November 20th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Spanish comments on Brexit will inspire no confidence in Gibraltar

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo QC, said the position taken by the Spanish Government today does little to build mutual confidence and trust going forward”

    The Government has noted the comments about Gibraltar made by the Foreign Minister of Spain this morning following a meeting of the General Affairs Council of the European Union.
    The Chief Minister has immediately been in touch with the Prime Minister’s office in Downing Street.

  • Tuesday, November 20th 2018 - 06:59 UTC

    Spain demands “separate negotiations for Gibraltar” to agree on EU Brexit deal

    Spain will not agree to the draft deal until the Gibraltar issues are clarified, minister Borrell said following a meeting with EU ministers

    Spain has said it will not agree to the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without clarity over how talks on the future status of Gibraltar should be handled. Foreign minister Josep Borrell insisted that talks about the territory were “separate negotiations”.

  • Friday, November 16th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Gibraltar, and BOTs, part of UK-EU withdrawal agreement and transitional period

    CM Picardo said: “This Protocol contains absolutely no concessions on sovereignty, jurisdiction or control. We would not have accepted it if it had”

    The proposed Withdrawal Agreement published on Wednesday by the United Kingdom and European Union makes it clear that its terms, including the transitional period, will apply to Gibraltar. According to a release from the Gibraltar government “this was the number one priority of the Cabinet and of the Government and it has been achieved. It means that Gibraltar will not crash out of the European Union in March 2019 and that things will largely remain as they are until the end of 2020”.