Newstatesman Gibraltar 30 January 2015 Weekly round-up: politics, business and news from Gibraltar The best news articles on Gibraltar this week. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo taking part in EU discussions last year (Flickr: InfoGibraltar) Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Spain accused of treating British diplomats 'like suspected terrorists' Daily Express reports: “Britain and Spain were embroiled in a fresh diplomatic row last night after Gibraltar’s Chief Minister was banned from going to Madrid to deliver a keynote lecture. The exclusion, at the behest of Spain’s foreign ministry for “reasons of state”, brought widespread condemnation.” Spain’s Podemos party vow to improve relations with Gibraltar Olive Press reports: “Podemos has vowed to improve border relations with Gibraltar should they be elected in this year’s general or regional elections. A spokesman for the La Linea branch of the anti-corruption party said that establishing ‘good neighbourly relations with Gibraltar’ is of ‘great importance’ both regionally and nationally.” World’s best darts players heading to Gibraltar for three-day trophy in March Olive Press reports: “Some of the best darts players in the world are set to descend on Gibraltar for the darts trophy this March. World number one Michael van Gerwen and world champion Gary Anderson are just two of the stars who will be competing alongside four top local players in the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.” Chess festival highlights Rock potential for events-led tourism Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Gibraltar’s Minister for Tourism Samantha Sacramento hosted her first chess-dinner for the visiting participants of the 13th edition of the Tradewise Chess Festival. Evidently wanting to confirm Government’s commitment to the tournament, her message to all was simple.” Finance sector set for ‘ground breaking’ regulatory shake-up Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “The Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission have announced a ‘ground breaking’ overhaul of the legislative and regulatory framework for financial and professional services in Gibraltar.” › Young workers biggest victims of the squeeze on wages, study finds Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!