A view of Gibraltar's Victoria Stadium: an "inadequate" home for the football team (Shutterstock)
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Weekly round-up: politics, business and news from Gibraltar

The best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock 


  1. Gibraltar wants to play 'home' games in London

Goal reports: “Gibraltar is keen to play its next series of competitive games in London – hopefully in World Cup qualifying. The only stadium in Gibraltar is inadequate and the newest member of UEFA is playing its home qualifiers for Euro 2016 in Faro, Portugal. It could be years before it can build a new home, so Gibraltar will be looking for another temporary base when it next competes in a qualifying phase.”

  1. Garcia highlights Gib-US links on Capitol Hill

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Dr Joseph Garcia, the deputy Chief Minister, has highlighted the long and historic relationship between Gibraltar and the United States during a series of meetings in Washington.”

  1. Gib can ‘sleep easy’ if Labour wins election - Unite boss

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Unite boss Len McCluskey gave ‘the fullest of assurances’ yesterday that he would influence a future Labour government in Britain to respect the wishes of the people of Gibraltar in any dealings with Spain.”

  1. Labour MEPs lead efforts to break single European sky deadlock

Your Gibraltar TV reports: “Labour MEPs Clare Moody (MEP for Gibraltar and South West England) and Claude Moraes (Chair of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee) have today set out a proposal that they say could unblock EU negotiations over revisions to the Single European Sky package.”

  1. Superyacht Marina Bay plans presented at DPC

GBC News reports: “Plans for a new super-yacht marina were presented at yesterday’s meeting of the Development and Planning Commission.”


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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.