• Gibraltar’s brightest future is IN the European Union

    • April 25, 2016

    The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who is also Minister for European Affairs, argues that Gibraltar is better off in the European Union. He says that a decision to leave the EU would be a leap in the dark. In two months Commonwealth and Irish Citizens resident in Gibraltar, alongside those in the United

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  • For Europe but not the EU

    • April 17, 2016

    by Charles Gomez In modern politics and economics where emotions and feelings turn into reality, the fear of the unknown is something to be taken very seriously indeed. Fear, like optimism, can become self-fulfilling and that is why the growing chorus of voices across Europe, clamouring for the dissolution of the EU followed by a

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  • Gibraltar united

    • April 15, 2016

    Yesterday’s unprecedented message from Gibraltar’s current and past political leaders should not be ignored. Gibraltar has only one opportunity to make its voice heard and that is on June 23. We should turn out in large numbers and signal our commitment to the EU. The Chronicle’s face-to-face poll suggests this community will heed the call,

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  • EU Referendum: A Ministerial Statement by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

    EU Referendum: A Ministerial Statement by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

    • April 15, 2016

    I address you as your Chief Minister in a Ministerial Statement because as from tomorrow the broadcasting rules relating to the EU referendum will not allow me to do so on our national broadcaster. My address to you is unprecedented as I speak to you, not just on behalf of the Government, but on behalf

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  • Let’s vote to stay in an imperfect EU

    • April 12, 2016

    by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo When the issue of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU was first mooted, I asked David Cameron and David Lidington to ensure we would be able to vote with the rest of the UK. Both agreed. True to their words, when the vote was called, British,

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  • The democratic winter

    • April 4, 2016

    As the debate ahead of the EU referendum gathers pace, local barrister Nick Cruz peers into the future with this cautionary tale. I woke feeling a little worse for wear, well a few drinks does that to most people and New Year’s night 2016 was one that required all in Gibraltar to have a moment

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  • The EU is not an infringement of sovereignty, but an extension of it

    • March 30, 2016

    by Mark Montegriffo When participating in a discussion with just about anyone who is leaning towards the option of a Brexit at the June referendum, it becomes clear that their reasons for doing so tend to be reactionary and nationalistic; riled up by immigration into Britain that has, in their eyes, undermined British values –

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  • The border as a weapon

    • March 30, 2016

    The comments of an anonymous Spanish official to The Times yesterday will come as no surprise to anyone who follows Gibraltar news closely. That a Spanish Government – perhaps, more accurately, a Partido Popular government – would pile on pressure at the border in the event of a Brexit is almost a foregone conclusion. It

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  • “The Safe Keeping Account” – A Comical Act?

    • March 29, 2016

    by Roy Clinton MP Mr Bossano introduced various amendments to the Savings Bank Act in the last meeting of Parliament, thus completing his transformation of the Gibraltar Savings Bank from a Victorian Savings Bank to a national Development Bank in all but name. These amendments created among other things the “Safe Keeping Account”, whose terms

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  • Gibraltar’s Limited Liability Partnerships explained

    • March 24, 2016

    by Jonathan Garcia HM Government of Gibraltar commenced legislation on 24 March 2016, providing for Limited Liability Partnerships and this is the latest addition to the expanding suite of Gibraltar products that can now be offered. The Limited Liability Partnership is a very flexible vehicle and has been primarily designed with professional service providers in

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  • Facing up to terror

    • March 23, 2016

    Once again we are faced with a terrorist outrage. Today, as flags fly at half-mast on government buildings and Moorish Castle is lit up in the Belgian tricolour, Gibraltar mourns with the rest of Europe and the world. The attack in Brussels must steel our resolve against the scourge of terrorism. As individuals, we should

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  • Brexit and the Gibraltarian vote

    • March 15, 2016

    by John Bromfield Through the offices of your good newspaper, I would like to start a debate about the issues and the referendum that has been called for June 23rd and I trust the good people of Gibraltar will all take this opportunity to cast their votes in the same way that previous referenda have been

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