The Rock: An iceberg of dirty money? (Flickr: Karan Jain)
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Weekly round-up: politics, business and news from Gibraltar

The best news articles on Gibraltar this week. 

  1. Gibraltar government slam ‘defamatory’ ABC front cover

Olive Press reports: “The Gibraltar government is suing a Spanish daily national over a front page story which pictured the Rock as an iceberg of dirty money.”

  1. Margallo seeks bilateral ‘ad hoc’ on Gib airport

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel García Margallo has attempted to push discussion on the row Spain started over Gibraltar’s inclusion in EU aviation measures into a first session of so called ‘ad hoc’ talks.”

  1. Professor Daniella Tilbury appointed Vice Chancellor of Gibraltar University

GBC News reports: “Professor Daniella Tilbury has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Gibraltar University, and will take up the role officially in August, just before the University’s opening.”

  1. Britannia cruise liner calls into Gibraltar

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Britannia, the largest cruise ship for the British market, arrived in Gibraltar Tuesday and brought over 3,600 Brits to the Rock in its maiden cruise.”

  1. Gibraltar marina expansion could make way for 10 superyachts

Olive Press reports: “Up to 10 superyachts could be on their way to Ocean Village if expansion plans are given the green light. The £15m Marina Bay project will see a new tree-lined promenade erected between the Sunborn hotel and the airport runway.”

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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.