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

The best news articles on Gibraltar this week. 

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  1. Border guards grab woman’s car over a packet of cigarettes

The Express reports: “A motorist from Gibraltar has told how her car was impounded by Spanish police after border guards discovered a single packet of cigarettes in her glovebox.”

  1. Gibraltar's vital role for the US Navy's operations is underlined

Merco Press reports: “Gibraltar plays a ‘vital’ role for the US Navy’s submarine operations at a time of increased Russian naval activity, a US think tank said.”

  1. Naval incursion as Spanish pilots train outside British skies

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Britain will protest to Spain over an illegal incursion into British waters by a Spanish warship yesterday morning, coinciding with a NATO air exercise in international airspace off the east side of the Rock.”

  1. Picardo: Spain talks may not happen due to electoral timetables

GBC News reports: “The Chief Minister has told GBC that Ad Hoc talks may not be possible in this term of office, because of the electoral timetables in Gibraltar, the UK and Spain.”

  1. Gibraltar Rugby fights for membership of European Association

GBC News reports: “The Gibraltar Rugby Football Union is taking legal action against Rugby Europe for what it describes as ‘procedural irregularities’ leading up to the vote to admit the GRFU as members of the European Association.”