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. British-Spanish Gibraltar dispute hindering EU airspace reform

Reuters reports: “A British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar threatened to block implementation of agreement by European Union member states on Wednesday to merge national air corridors to create shorter flight paths and cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions.”

  1. Gibraltar re-joins EU justice and policing measures with UK

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “ [The] Gibraltar Government yesterday published a series of Regulations to give effect locally to enhanced cooperation in the European Union in the area of police and criminal judicial cooperation.”

  1. Gibraltar Port To Tout Tax Perks In Hong Kong

Hellenic Shipping News reports: “The Port of Gibraltar is sending delegates to Hong Kong to host a series of events for maritime industry executives, shipping associations, operators, and ship owners, in a move to generate business from Asia.”

  1. Picardo sets agenda with Lidington in London meeting

Gibraltar Chronicle: “Chief Minister Fabian Picardo met with Britain’s Minister for Europe, David Lidington, yesterday at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ‘set the agenda’ for work in the New Year.”

  1. Labour MP, Keith Vaz, withdraws negative comments made in Parliament

GBC News reports: “Labour MP Keith Vaz has withdrawn his suggestion that profits from the drugs trade enter the financial system through areas such as Gibraltar, following a letter of complaint from the Chief Minister. The retraction is now on the record in the House of Commons Hansard.”

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