Novelist Kate Mosse attends the Pioneering Women's Luncheon at Glorious Goodwood Ladies Day at Goodwood on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. (Getty)
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Weekly round-up: politics, business and news from Gibraltar

A selection of the best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock from the last seven days.

  1. All set for Gib literary festival

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “’The heart of everything that is’”, Acting Chief Minister Dr John Cortes told the international speakers at the opening dinner of the 2014 International Literary Festival, ‘is what the Rock is to the people of Gibraltar.’” 

  1. Picardo signs up for commercial ties with Washington

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia are in Washington DC for a series of commercial and political meetings. Within minutes of their arrival in the US capital yesterday, they made their way to the US Chamber of Commerce building in order to support the formal accreditation of AmCham Gibraltar.”

  1. The greatest mismatch in soccer history?

NY Daily News reports: “With a firefighter in goal, a customs agent anchoring the defense, a police officer and store worker roaming the midfield and a gym teacher on the attack, the best players from this rocky, 2.6-square mile territory will take on the world champions from Germany.”

  1. Gibraltar-Tangier flight route to launch next March

The Olive Press reports: “A new flight route between Gibraltar and Tangier in Morocco is being launched in March next year. Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc will operate the service on Thursdays and Sundays.”

  1. Archaeological remains excavated in Casemates building

GBC News: “Archaeological remains dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries have been uncovered during the construction of a building off Casemates Square.”

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Morning Call: The best from Gibraltar

A selection of the best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock from the last seven days.

As we head towards the end of the financial year we find that Europe is still on everybody’s mind. The Gibraltar Chronicle reports on how essential it is to include Gibraltar in any post-Brexit negotiations, no doubt partly motivated by the potential confusion on which the New Statesman Gibraltar hub this week. We’ll have another perspective this coming week – click here on Tuesday to read it.

More positive news came as the Rock moved towards heritage status; we take all credit following our piece on the Neanderthal Caves a few weeks back. There have also been celebrations around international macaque day.

And life goes on elsewhere – the doctor who resigned after an altercation with then Chelsea head honcho Jose Mourinho is a high profile Gibraltarian who might be in court defending her quarter shortly; and fishermen are alarmed at the government’s apparent decision to extend Spanish fishing rights around the Rock.

But Europe remains the biggest thing – and is likely to do so for just under 100 days at least.

Guy Clapperton is the freelance journalist who edits the New Statesman’s Gibraltar hub. You can also find him in the Guardian, Computer Business Review and Professional Outsourcing which he edits.