Brian Reyes is the Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle.
European leaders have endorsed a joint negotiating position on Brexit, including the controversial Spanish veto over the application of any future U.K./EU trade deal to Gibraltar. The 27 remaining members states formally agreed their talks strategy at a special European Council meeting in Brussels. Council president Donald Tusk tweeted the outcome of their discussions, saying:READ MORE
British voters will judge “very harshly” any UK Prime Minister who lets Gibraltar down in Brexit talks, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told Reuters in an interview on Friday. Mr Picardo was reflecting on the forthcoming UK general election and said he was confident Britain would continue to stand by the Rock, whoever won at theREAD MORE
Swiss private bank Lombard Odier has announced 11 redundancies in its Gibraltar office, in a cost-cutting move it insists is unrelated to Brexit. The cuts affect a third of the bank’s 33-strong Gibraltar staff, who were informed of the developments at a meeting this morning. Lombard Odier has been present in Gibraltar since 1987 andREAD MORE
Angela Merkel has claimed the UK has “illusions” about the realities of Brexit and insisted talks on the UK’s divorce bill from the European Union must be dealt with before negotiations on any trade deal can begin. The German chancellor’s stance puts her on a collision course with the UK, as Foreign Secretary Boris JohnsonREAD MORE