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Montevideo, May 24th 2019 - 07:06 UTC

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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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 07:37 UTC

    Cross-party group of UK parliamentarians on two-day visit to Gibraltar

    The Parliamentarians received a detailed briefing on Brexit issues from the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, and later toured the frontier area with Spain

    A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians is in Gibraltar on a two-day working visit. The visit takes place against the backdrop of the negotiations for the United Kingdom and Gibraltar to leave the European Union, which means that it will centre on Brexit issues.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 20:00 UTC

    Gibraltar cannot be the whipping boy of Brexit Garcia tells EU

    The Deputy Chief Minister stressed the importance of continued cross-border fluidity once Gibraltar was outside the European Union.

    In an address to a Brussels think tank, the (Germany's Liberal Party) Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has declared that it would be manifestly unfair to use Gibraltar as a whipping boy who was made to suffer the consequences of Europe‘s wider disagreements with the United Kingdom.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2017 - 07:30 UTC

    US Congress delegation on “support visit” to Gibraltar

     The Congress members are visiting Gibraltar under the UK Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act program and will be on the Rock for two days.

    Members of the United States Congress are visiting Gibraltar to ‘show support’ for the Rock as they reflected on the close links between Gibraltar and the US. Acting Gibraltar Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia welcomed a delegation from the Congress of the United States to Gibraltar on Monday afternoon before taking them through a series of meetings throughout the course of yesterday.

  • Friday, April 28th 2017 - 09:23 UTC

    Labour “unequivocally committed” to protecting British sovereignty of Gibraltar

    “I have been delighted to spend this time with Chief Minister Picardo and members of his Cabinet” said Mrs. Thornberry

    Labour is “unequivocally committed” to protecting the British sovereignty of Gibraltar, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said during a surprise visit to the Rock. Mrs Thornberry was shown around Gibraltar International Airport and the frontier by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, on the back of a long standing promise.

  • Saturday, June 11th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

    Gibraltar Chief Minister to Address the UN C 24 Committee on Monday

     Mr Picardo will say that the right to self-determination of the people of Gibraltar must be paramount

    On Sunday Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia leave the Rock for New York in order to attend the session of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, usually known as the Committee of 24.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 09:12 UTC

    Gibraltar has benefited from 60m Euros in EU funding

    Picardo said “membership of the EU has allowed Gibraltar to access EU funding. This is an advantage for local businesses and also for employment”

    On the day that the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia leave for Brussels, the Government of Gibraltar considers that it is important to highlight the fact that Gibraltar stands to receive a total of nearly 60 million Euros in EU funding since the first allocation of such funds was made in 1990. This includes the current program.

  • Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:54 UTC

    Gibraltar top officials on a lobbying and trade promotion tour in Washington

    Picardo and Garcia at the Heritage Foundation where the talked about the strategic importance of Gibraltar

    Gibraltar top elected officials this week went on a lobbying tour in the United States where they met government officials, visited Capitol Hill, talked trade and strongly defended the British Overseas Territory freedom, self determination and sovereignty.

  • Wednesday, November 6th 2013 - 01:45 UTC

    Gibraltar files complaint to EC because of Spain's 'disproportionate checks' to pedestrians at the border

    The main impact of the delays are on persons who work in Gibraltar and who live in Spain

    The Gibraltar Government has sent a complaint to the European Commission about the “disproportionate checks” being conducted by the Spanish authorities on pedestrians entering Spain. It follows the recent build-up of pedestrian queues over the past fortnight, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.