• Spain repeats position on Gib in UN speech

    Spain repeats position on Gib in UN speech

    • September 23, 2017

    Spain has repeated its traditional position on Gibraltar during an address to the UN General Assembly in New York, describing the Rock as “an anachronism” and highlighting Madrid’s co-sovereignty proposal. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis focused on Gibraltar briefly during a 17-minute speech that covered key areas of Spanish foreign policy. He mentioned Gibraltar while

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  • EU’s chief Brexit negotiator hails May’s ‘constructive’ speech

    EU’s chief Brexit negotiator hails May’s ‘constructive’ speech

    • September 23, 2017

    The UK could continue to be subject to existing EU rules and regulations until 2021 under the terms of an implementation period lasting two years after the date of Brexit proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. In a landmark Brexit speech, Mrs May also pledged that other EU nations would not be left out of

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  • Spain to send extra police to Catalonia if independence referendum goes ahead

    Spain to send extra police to Catalonia if independence referendum goes ahead

    • September 22, 2017

    Spain will deploy police reinforcements to Catalonia if an independence referendum pledged by Catalan officials but opposed by the national government goes ahead, officials have said. The measure came amid rising tension between Spanish and Catalan authorities over the planned October 1 ballot. Civil Guard police this week arrested around a dozen regional government officials

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  • Theresa May lays out plans for two-year Brexit transition

    Theresa May lays out plans for two-year Brexit transition

    • September 22, 2017

    Theresa May has set out plans for a two-year implementation period to smooth the Brexit process and promised to honour the UK’s commitments to the EU’s budget as she sought to end the deadlock over Britain’s break from Brussels. The Prime Minister said neither the Government nor the EU would be ready to fully implement

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  • A trust, a Swiss bank and three absent beneficiaries: court case raises questions about dormant accounts

    A trust, a Swiss bank and three absent beneficiaries: court case raises questions about dormant accounts

    • September 22, 2017

    The Supreme Court was yesterday asked to decide the future of a “relatively modest” sum of money in a Swiss bank account linked to a Gibraltar-based trust whose beneficiaries cannot be traced, in a case that raises wider questions about how to handle funds in dormant accounts. Chief Justice Anthony Dudley was asked to decide

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  • Theresa May briefs ministers on Brexit plan in marathon cabinet meeting

    Theresa May briefs ministers on Brexit plan in marathon cabinet meeting

    • September 22, 2017

    Theresa May has briefed ministers on her plan to break the stalemate in the Brexit negotiations in a marathon session of the Cabinet. The talks in Downing Street – ahead of the Prime Minister’s keynote speech in Florence today – finally broke up after two-and-a-half hours. Among the last to leave were Chancellor Philip Hammond

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