• Spain cannot be trusted, SDGG tells C24

    Spain cannot be trusted, SDGG tells C240

    The Tax Treaty covering Gibraltar and Spain represents “at the very least” Spanish recognition of the legal existence of Gibraltarian institutions. But it is also a further display of the incongruity of Spain’s position on Gibraltar, former Self Determination for Gibraltar Group Chairman Dennis Matthews told the United Nations Committee of 24 yesterday. Addressing the

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  • Spain nods at military matters in UN speech loaded with history

    Spain nods at military matters in UN speech loaded with history0

    The UK’s military installations in Gibraltar lie “at the heart” of the decolonisation debate, Spain’s ambassador to the United Nations said yesterday, as he repeated his government’s traditional position on the sovereignty of the Rock in a tempered speech to the UN Committee of 24 yesterday. As it does every year, Spain cited its “territorial

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  • ‘No impact’ on Jyske employees as bank finalises sale

    ‘No impact’ on Jyske employees as bank finalises sale0

    Jyske Bank has agreed to sell its Gibraltar branch to Rooke Investments Limited for an undisclosed sum, in a move that it says will have no impact on employees and clients. Rooke Investments Limited is a Gibraltar-based investment company owned by Tuan Tran, a Vietnamese businessman. In a statement Jyske Bank said Mr Tran is

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  • GSD ‘talks down economy’ but ignores its past, CM says

    GSD ‘talks down economy’ but ignores its past, CM says0

    The GSD was accused yesterday of repeatedly “talking down the economy” with “destructive” political criticism that was both baseless and damaging to the interests of the community. In a four-hour response at the end of a four-day budget session, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said the GSD had repeatedly attacked the government for channelling major capital

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  • Gibraltar is transformed, but not for the better, Hassan Nahon says

    Gibraltar is transformed, but not for the better, Hassan Nahon says0

    Gibraltar has been transformed by economic interests that have “permeated the spheres of power” and replaced conviction politics with the pursuit of wealth, to the exclusion of many in society, Independent MP Marlene Hassan said yesterday. In a wide-ranging speech to Parliament, Ms Hassan Nahon, who leads the Together Gibraltar party, acknowledged Gibraltar was “strong

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  • Govt’s bullish view on economy fuels expectation, Feetham says

    Govt’s bullish view on economy fuels expectation, Feetham says0

    GSD MP Daniel Feetham has warned that painting too rosy a picture of the state of Gibraltar’s public finances risks inviting “optimistic claims” from sectors across society and jeopardising positive industrial relations across the board. In a budget address before Parliament yesterday afternoon, Mr Feetham said the Government had entered into “piecemeal agreements” with some

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