Brian Reyes is the Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle.
The full opening of Gibraltar’s border with Spain in 1985 provided a “desperately needed” boost to an economy that had been “slowly bleeding to death” behind closed frontier gates, a former Governor observed in a confidential valedictory despatch written that year and released to the UK’s National Archives today. In the nine-page document dated OctoberREAD MORE
The UK and Gibraltar will establish a mechanism to ensure Gibraltar is consulted on any trade agreements negotiated by Britain outside the EU, both governments said in a joint statement. The two governments will also set up a working group on gambling as part of wider Brexit-related discussions already covering financial services, insurance and taxation.READ MORE
Gibraltar will “energetically and enthusiastically” work to deliver a successful Brexit, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said on Sunday even as he warned that the Rock would not be “a victim” of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Speaking on Sky News’ Sunday morning politics show Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Mr Picardo said GibraltarREAD MORE
There was understandable unease here yesterday about the prospect of Spain’s King Felipe raising Gibraltar during a speech to the UK Parliament at the start of his state visit to Britain. Given Spain’s approach to Gibraltar in recent years, the possibility of a reference to the Rock during an address to the mother of allREAD MORE