• EU must guard against exploitation of Brexit for inappropriate political gain

    EU must guard against exploitation of Brexit for inappropriate political gain0

    by Petr Ježek The political will on both sides has been clear from the outset. In the event of a disorderly United Kingdom departure from the European Union (“hard Brexit”), there should be a visa exemption for UK citizens travelling to the EU, and reciprocally for EU citizens travelling to the UK. Therefore when the

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  • Gibraltar’s Brexit tightrope

    Gibraltar’s Brexit tightrope0

    Despite the tiresome prospect of another six months of Brexit uncertainty, we are far better off now than we were a month ago. Back then, it was Theresa May’s deal or no deal. Now, the UK Parliament has made clear that it will not countenance a hard Brexit. Instead of a binary choice, the PM’s

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  • Colony footnote is a Pyrrhic ‘victory’ for Spain

    Colony footnote is a Pyrrhic ‘victory’ for Spain0

    Spain may have got its way in the row over the ‘colony’ footnote but it is worth noting a few points to cut through the ridiculous grandstanding of Spanish MEPs and media yesterday. Gibraltar is on the UN list of non-self-governing territories, that much is true. But this is solely because the UN’s criteria for

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  • ANALYSIS: No end in sight to Brexit saga

    ANALYSIS: No end in sight to Brexit saga0

    After months building up to the Brexit deadline, March 29, 2019, came and went and we are still in the EU. Here’s the good news: Yesterday’s vote in the House of Commons means there is now less chance of Brexit happening than there was three days ago. For most of us, however slim the odds,

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  • 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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