Gibraltar's Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia chaired of a meeting of the Brexit Strategic Group which is preparing Gibraltar’s readiness for the possibility of no agreement on the future relationship with the European Union.
The Government of Gibraltar has issued a fourth Technical Notice, this time on the subject of Aviation, in the event that there is no agreement on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union.
Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia held a virtual meeting with members of the All-Party Group on Gibraltar on Thursday, which included Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords with Group Chair Sir Bob Neil MP.
Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia has said that the combination of leaving the European Union and the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential makings of a perfect storm, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged his full support to Gibraltar and its people whatever happens in a telephone conversation with the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on Friday.
The Government of Gibraltar warns over media speculation arising from reports in the Spanish press, as Gibraltar enters the final stages of Brexit negotiations before the December deadline.
The Cruise Liners “Jewel of the Seas” and “Norwegian Epic” plan to carry out technical calls at Gibraltar on Monday, 10th August 2020, at around 08:00 hrs.
Gibraltar has taken notice of the reports in the UK's press which confirm that, for several years, Spain has been actively engaged in anti-Gibraltar lobbying in Washington DC.
Ministers updated Parliament on Wednesday on a major step forward by the UK’s Overseas Territories to help improve global corporate transparency. The written statement welcomes commitments from eight Overseas Territories to introduce publicly accessible registers detailing who owns the companies in their Territory.
The status of Gibraltar can be negotiated for Gibraltar by any parties other than the government of Gibraltar, and it is unacceptable to suggest that any negotiation could be between Spain and the United Kingdom. In the post-Brexit future, for the people of Gibraltar democratic legitimacy and credibility is above any return to old-style bilateralism.