• Gibraltar in the European Union: In and Out

    Gibraltar in the European Union: In and Out0

    This is the text of a lecture delivered by Gibraltar’s Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, at the University of Gibraltar on June 29 by Dr Joseph Garcia, Deputy Chief Minister I will be looking at a very topical issue today. I say that because the title of my talk is “Gibraltar and the European

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  • #Miscellanea: On men and borders

    #Miscellanea: On men and borders0

    ‘Aquí lo que hay que seh,’ the bearded man half-shouted to his friend on the other side of Cathedral Square, ‘eh cerra la frontera una veh por toah.’ I’m not sure why the fellow came up with this remark, but his words made me think of ‘On the Border: Two Cities, Two Countries, Common Ground’,

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  • #Stephen’sNiche: And so it begins

    #Stephen’sNiche: And so it begins0

    The wait is finally over. The most eagerly anticipated global sports event, the quadrennial football fest that is the World Cup, kicks off tomorrow in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. As a pensioner now, it’ll be the first time I can watch every match without having to take annual leave, and I fully intend to: there’s 64

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  • Omissions

    Omissions0

    There was a subtle, yet important change in Spain’s address to the UN Committee of 24 in New York yesterday. The shift lay not so much in what was said, but rather what was not. Spanish diplomat Francisca Pedrós, an old hand who has for years handled decolonisation issues at Spain’s Permanent Representation to the

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  • #Miscellanea: Surveillance and control

    #Miscellanea: Surveillance and control0

    Whenever I visit Gibraltar on holiday, I like to take a stroll through the Upper Town. It’s the neighbourhood where I grew up in and walking along its sharp-cornered ramps and passages is always a very nostalgic experience for me – almost like taking a dip in a bath brimming with childhood memories. Last time

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  • Tick tock

    Tick tock0

    The Brexit clock is ticking and the issues facing Gibraltar remain as urgent today as they were before Mariano Rajoy was removed from office on Friday. Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez and his team now take over from a PP administration that has for months been engaged in delicate discussions with the UK and Gibraltar about

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