September 10 is Gibraltar National Day and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an open letter addressed to Chief Minister Fabian Picardo QC MP sent a message of support to the people of the Rock confirming that there will be no sovereignty process against their freely and democratically expressed wishes:
The Gibraltar Chronicle is reporting that this Friday saw the first official cruise call to the Rock since the pandemic started. “Wind Surf”, from Windstar Cruises arrived at 8.00 am and was expected to depart Gibraltar at 18.00 hours, local time. Gibraltar was included in its itinerary as part of their Mediterranean Cruise.
Wizz Air has cancelled all Gibraltar flights to Luton for August saying it needs to meet higher demand in other European countries. Minister for Business and Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said: “We understand Wizz Air’s need to remain flexible to client demands.
HMS Prince of Wales arrived in Gibraltar on Tuesday 6 July for a programmed logistics visit. This inaugural visit to Gibraltar will also be her first non-UK port visit.
The UK has ratified the International Agreement on Taxation and the Protection of Financial Interests between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Spain regarding Gibraltar.
The UK Government has included Gibraltar in the UK Community Renewal Fund for 2021-22. This means that projects in Gibraltar will be eligible for funding up to a maximum of half a million pounds.
British Overseas Territory Gibraltar received on Saturday the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine supplied by the UK. The vaccine supplied is the Pfizer BioNTech, which has been given to the vast majority of people that have received a COVID-19 vaccination in the U.K.
The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has established a vaccination planning group, although there is not a delivery date for the Covid 19 doses to be sent from the United Kingdom.
Cross-border workers who commute between Gibraltar and Spain will be exempt from border controls after Brexit even if no agreement on free movement is reached with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday.
Time is running out to find a Brexit agreement between Spain and Britain over Gibraltar, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Thursday. At stake in the talks is avoiding a hard European Union border in southern Spain after Britain completes its departure from the EU at the end of this year.