• ANALYSIS: Interpreting a tax treaty is complex business, even for experts

    ANALYSIS: Interpreting a tax treaty is complex business, even for experts0

    The tax treaty covering Gibraltar and Spain is at the centre of a fierce political row between the Gibraltar Government and the GSD over its implications for this community. The GSD says the agreement is “intrusive and harmful” and is damaging for the Rock’s interests, allowing Spain a say in the tax affairs of individuals

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  • A mad week in Brexitland

    A mad week in Brexitland0

    The prospect of a hard Brexit, with its unforeseen and unpredictable economic consequences, has receded a little. While it remains the default legal position on March 29 in the absence of a deal, a majority of MPs in the House of Commons signalled clearly this week that they will not countenance such an outcome. We

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  • UK must stand firm in the face of Spanish provocation

    UK must stand firm in the face of Spanish provocation0

    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 ship

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  • With EU’s ‘colony’ footnote, Madrid did not get what it wanted

    With EU’s ‘colony’ footnote, Madrid did not get what it wanted0

    The EU’s reference to Gibraltar as a colony has rightly angered this community, but it should come as no surprise. In a post-Brexit world, Spain will use any opportunity to influence its EU partners and push its agenda on Gibraltar. We knew that was going to happen, but to see it happening is galling nonetheless.

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  • #Alice’sTable: Chess is the word at any age

    #Alice’sTable: Chess is the word at any age0

    China is next on his travels. Why? Quite simply because chess has a huge following there and this is where chess specialist, journalist, commentator and presenter Leontxo Garcia has been invited to present his next lecture on his favourite sport. The fact is Leontxo travels world-wide promoting, writing and talking about the positives of this

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  • Small businesses need more support

    Small businesses need more support0

    By Orlando Yeats Small businesses are at the heart of the Gibraltar economy. They are born in family meetings around kitchen tables, they are born when a worker has a desire to be their own boss or when someone sees a product that could be better or a service that could be improved and they

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