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

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1. Gibraltar joins landmark tax transparency drive

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Gibraltar will today sign an international agreement with at least 45 other countries to swap tax information automatically with each other from 2017. The agreement is being heralded as “the end of banking secrecy” and means tax evaders will have fewer places to hide.”

  1. Spain, UK and Gibraltar to hold talks

Euro Weekly News reports: “A new forum has been agreed that will allow Madrid, London and Gibraltar to debate the ongoing contentious issue of Gibraltar. It is expected that the forum will be conducted on neutral grounds – more than likely held at EU headquarters in Brussels – and could even happen as soon as the end of this month.”

  1. Gibraltar to continue playing Euro 2016 qualifiers in Portugal after resolving issues

Daily Mail reports: “The Gibraltar Football Association has confirmed that the Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal, will continue to serve as the venue for the nation's home Euro 2016 qualifiers. The GFA has revealed on its official Facebook page that financial and security concerns over continued usage of the stadium have now been resolved.”

  1. Sir Graham will represent Gibraltar in Brussels

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Sir Graham Watson has been hired by the Gibraltar Government to represent the Rock in Brussels on a three-year contract. His recruitment is part of the Gibraltar Government’s move to strengthen its presence in Brussels to ensure that Gibraltar’s voice is heard on issues that may impact on the Rock’s community and economy.”

  1. Royal Marines mark 350 years in Gibraltar

The Royal Navy report: “Thousands of pounds have been raised for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) at a weekend-long event in Gibraltar to mark the Corps 350th birthday. On Saturday Hollywood actor Henry Cavill joined more than 200 Royal Marines and Royal Navy men and women, past and present, who took part in the famous Rock Race – helping to raise vital funds and awareness.”

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