Brian Reyes is the Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle.
The European Parliament has knocked back Spanish demands to include a footnote describing Gibraltar as a “colony” in proposed legislation on visa-free travel after Brexit, signalling mounting frustration over Madrid’s efforts to exploit Brexit for its own ends. Spain had secured the reluctant support of its remaining 26 EU partners to include the footnote whenREAD MORE
The UK Government made a formal protest to the Spanish Government yesterday over the actions of Spanish Navy patrol boat in British Gibraltar territorial waters last Sunday. The warship Tornado ordered at least two vessels, the Gibraltar-flag Iver Accord and the Hong Kong-flag Great Victory, to leave the eastside anchorage, even though both vessels wereREAD MORE
Spain will collect evidence and explore legal steps to halt the construction of buildings on land which Madrid says has been illegally reclaimed from the sea by Gibraltar, according to a response to a question in the Spanish parliament. The response drew a scathing reaction from the Gibraltar Government, which said the waters are “indisputably”READ MORE
The UK’s head-in-the-sand response to Sunday’s serious incursion by the Spanish Navy was as remarkable as it was disappointing. The Spanish patrol boat Tornado attempted to exercise jurisdiction in British Gibraltar territorial waters by ordering at least two vessels to heave anchor and leave the area. The radio exchange was recorded by a local shipREAD MORE