• RGP to argue case for more resources

    RGP to argue case for more resources0

    The Royal Gibraltar Police will submit a business case seeking to expand its “limited resources” and enable the force to deal with threats such as terrorism, economic crime and cybercrime. According to the latest Annual Policing Plan of the Gibraltar Police Authority, the RGP has reconfigured itself to maximise and prioritise its resources to meet

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  • ‘Hard-hitting’ report sets out GDP recommendations

    ‘Hard-hitting’ report sets out GDP recommendations0

    Forty four recommendations outlined in a “hard-hitting” report into the “behaviours and structure” of the Gibraltar Defence Police will be enacted in order to “restore” the force, Commander British Forces Commodore Mike Walliker said yesterday. The report is the product of a review into the GDP instigated by Commodore Walliker and drawing in the Ministry

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  • Spain says Catalonia’s response is inadequate and imposes Thursday deadline

    Spain says Catalonia’s response is inadequate and imposes Thursday deadline0

    Spain’s deputy prime minister has said that Catalonia’s leader did not give an adequate response in his letter about the region’s independence and has until Thursday to comply with the country’s laws. Carles Puigdemont’s letter, issued two hours before a Monday deadline, did not clarify whether he in fact declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain. He

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  • Regulation key to Rock’s post-Brexit access to UK markets, treasury minister says

    Regulation key to Rock’s post-Brexit access to UK markets, treasury minister says0

    Gibraltar’s continued access to the UK market for financial services will require “mutual confidence in regulatory and supervisory” frameworks, a treasury minister told the House of Commons last week. Responding to a question from Labour MP Stephen Timms, Stephen Barclay, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said the UK Government would preserve financial services market

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  • Brexit ‘will take longer than we thought’, Juncker says

    Brexit ‘will take longer than we thought’, Juncker says0

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said the Brexit process will take “longer than we initially thought”, blaming delays on Britain’s failure to settle its financial obligations. Speaking to students at the University of Luxembourg, Mr Juncker said the nations of Europe should be grateful for what Britain had done “during war after war”, but

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  • Spain used Gibraltar ‘as a smokescreen’, Catalan academic says

    Spain used Gibraltar ‘as a smokescreen’, Catalan academic says0

    Spain uses Gibraltar as a smokescreen to divert attention away from the Catalonia issue, the Gibraltar international symposium was told yesterday. The second day of the symposium on referenda and self-determination featured discussions from Catalonian academics and politicians on the highly topical situation there. Dr Maria Mut Bosque, a lecturer at the Universitat Internacional de

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