Weekly round-up: politics, business and news from Gibraltar

The best news articles on Gibraltar this week. 

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  1. Gibraltar leader tells Miliband: 'We are not a tax haven'

Daily Telegraph reports: “Gibraltar's chief minister has hit out at Ed Miliband, accusing him of fuelling Spanish attacks on the territory by wrongly suggesting it was operating as a ‘tax haven’.”

  1. Madrid closes Gibraltar language school as 'only apes don’t speak Spanish'

Daily Telegraph reports: “Spain is to close its Cervantes Institute culture centre in Gibraltar in a new sign of heightened tension between Madrid and the authorities on the Rock.”

  1. Gibraltar appeal to court for Fifa recognition to enter World Cup qualifying

The Guardian reports: “Gibraltar will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in May to fight to join Fifa and enter 2018 World Cup qualifying.”

  1. Govt set to formalise University of Gibraltar in parliament

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “The Gibraltar Government has published a Bill for an Act to establish the University of Gibraltar ‘a beacon of excellence in the academic world’.”

  1. Gibraltar plane evacuated in security alert

BBC News reports: “Gibraltar airport was closed after a security alert on an Easyjet plane due to depart for the UK, police have said. Passengers and crew left the Airbus A319 plane as explosives experts examined a suspect piece of luggage.”