• No Brexit impact on PSOE’s ‘hand of friendship’ to Gibraltar

    No Brexit impact on PSOE’s ‘hand of friendship’ to Gibraltar

    • March 9, 2016

    Spain’s socialist party would continue to advocate “dialogue and friendship” with Gibraltar even if the UK voted to leave the European Union, the PSOE’s MP for Cádiz said yesterday during a visit to the Rock. Salvador de la Encina was speaking just days after the caretaker Minister for Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, suggested the

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  • Cepsa takes delivery of Iranian crude

    Cepsa takes delivery of Iranian crude

    • March 8, 2016

    The Cepsa refinery in San Roque on Sunday received the first shipment of Iranian crude oil exported to Europe after sanctions on the country were lifted earlier this year. The oil was discharged from the tanker Monte Toledo via the refinery’s mono-buoy system, which allows large vessels to unload cargos without having to dock. Spain

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  • GGCA ‘acted unconstitutionally’ in Tampin redundancy, tribunal hears

    GGCA ‘acted unconstitutionally’ in Tampin redundancy, tribunal hears

    • March 8, 2016

    The Gibraltar General and Clerical Association is facing a claim for unfair dismissal from its former general secretary Michael Tampin. At an opening session of an industrial tribunal yesterday, lawyers for Mr Tampin argued that the white collar union had “acted unconstitutionally” in terminating his employment. The GGCA counters that Mr Tampin’s role is now

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  • Picardo and Feetham in constructive talks on Brexit and Constitution

    Picardo and Feetham in constructive talks on Brexit and Constitution

    • March 8, 2016

    The Gibraltar Government and the GSD met yesterday to discuss the forthcoming EU referendum and the way forward regarding a review of the 2006 Constitution. This comes off the back of heated parliamentary and media debate on the potential consequences for Gibraltar of a ‘Brexit’, as well as differing views on constitutional reform. The Chief

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  • Gibraltar offers logistical support in Nato migrant operation

    Gibraltar offers logistical support in Nato migrant operation

    • March 8, 2016

    A UK Border Force cutter will stop in Gibraltar today on its way to the Aegean Sea as part of a Nato deployment to tackle people smugglers. HMC Protector will stop in the Naval Base to pick up fuel and stores before sailing east into the Mediterranean. The vessel is part of a wider deployment

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  • Cortes tours power station site

    Cortes tours power station site

    • March 7, 2016

    The Minister for Energy, Dr John Cortes, visited the ongoing works at the site of the new power station at the North Mole. Most of the piling is now complete and construction of the separate chambers that will house the new engines is well underway. Jean-Franciois Conci of Bouygues, the French firm awarded the tender

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