Tag: Gibraltar

British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over #Gibraltar

British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over #Gibraltar

| April 4, 2019

A British MEP has been stripped of responsibility for processing a technical piece of no-deal Brexit visa legislation that has been hijacked by the Spanish Government pushing their claims on Gibraltar. UK Conservative delegation leader and MEP for Gibraltar Ashley Fox (pictured) has condemned the decision as further unnecessary posturing from Spain and their MEPs. […]

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The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

| March 12, 2019

Gibraltar has always had a complicated relationship with the United Kingdom – and Brexit is about to make things even more complicated. The tiny area just at the southern tip of the vast Iberian Peninsula has always been a point of contention between Britain and Spain. Encircled by water and bordering the Spaniards at the […]

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Spain seeks assurances over #Gibraltar in draft #Brexit deal

Spain seeks assurances over #Gibraltar in draft #Brexit deal

| November 22, 2018

Spain will not back the European Union’s draft Brexit agreement without clarity that Madrid will be able to negotiate the future of Gibraltar directly with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said this week, write Jose Elias Rodriguez in Madrid, Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald in Brussels. Arriving for Brexit talks with EU ministers, Borrell […]

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In Ireland and Gibraltar, #Brexit border questions promise “paradise” for smugglers

In Ireland and Gibraltar, #Brexit border questions promise “paradise” for smugglers

| September 27, 2018

The recent EU summit held in Salzburg did not create much hope that a Brexit accord is imminent. European Council president Donald Tusk unequivocally rejected Theresa May’s much-maligned Chequers plan, while French President Emmanuel Macron pointedly called Brexiteers “liars”. This caused May to demand respect and British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt to issue thinly-veiled threats […]

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#Cryptocurrencies: To use or refuse?

#Cryptocurrencies: To use or refuse?

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 29 bitcoin has cracked another record by reaching $11 000 in price. The largest digital currency has risen to a staggering amount of more than 1,000 percent this year. This has increased total cryptocurrencies capitalization to $300 billion, including $161bn bitcoin capitalization. Second largest digital currency Etherium owns another $46bn of the total […]

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#Gibraltar: Draft negotiation guidelines receive hostile response from UK

#Gibraltar: Draft negotiation guidelines receive hostile response from UK

“No agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom may apply to the territory of Gibraltar without the agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom”  – these words, in the draft negotiation guidelines, have solicited an aggressive response in the UK that led to the former leader of the Conservative Party, Michael Howard, […]

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Watson: ‘Gibraltar government in Brussels to make voice heard’

Watson: ‘Gibraltar government in Brussels to make voice heard’

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A delegation from  the government of Gibraltar, including the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, will be in Brussels this week on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 February. Ahead of the visit, Gibraltar and South West England Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson (pictured) said: “Gibraltar is now ‘officially’ an EU […]

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