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Tag: Gibraltar

  • 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.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2019 - 07:24 UTC

    Madrid unilaterally extends protection for (400.000) Britons living in Spain

    Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said the main purpose was that no-one, British or Spanish, would be left unprotected.

    Spain's cabinet has approved measures for Britons in Spain to continue living there as now if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said the main purpose was that no-one, British or Spanish, would be left unprotected. Spain estimates that the measures, which would become law under a no-deal Brexit, would grant residency rights to about 400,000 UK citizens.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, February 26th 2019 - 09:29 UTC

    (VIDEO) Terrifying moments as British Airways plane was rocked by turbulence on approaching Gibraltar

    The video shows the Airbus A320, which can hold more than 180 people, being thrown around violently by strong winds as it approaches the airport<br />

    Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment that a British Airways plane was buffeted by turbulence as it approached the runway in Gibraltar, forcing pilots to abort and divert to Málaga instead.

  • Wednesday, February 20th 2019 - 21:18 UTC

    Spain sends a gunboat to Gibraltar

    BAM Tornado P44 a Spanish Navy vessel

    Spanish sources repeatedly claim they do not recognise that the waters around Gibraltar as being ‘British Gibraltar Territorial Waters,’ despite having signed the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982).

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 08:57 UTC

    UK Government guarantees EU funding programs in Gibraltar

    Until UK leaves the EU, UK remains a member state, with all the rights and obligations that includes

    In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020, which also covers Gibraltar.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2019 - 09:05 UTC

    UK seminar for Overseas Territories on safe maritime trade and seabed mapping

    Delegates from the Overseas Territories visiting the UK Hydrographic Office

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have launched a five-day capacity building seminar to help UK Overseas Territories, including the Falkland Islands, support safe maritime trade. The seminar, delivered as part of the government’s Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping Program, will focus on international regulations, with sessions on maritime safety information training, best practice governance and maritime law.

  • 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.

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