Cervantes Institute in Gibraltar to close

Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo has announced plans to close the Cervantes Institute in Gibraltar, reportedly saying it did not make sense to have a centre promoting Spanish language and culture in what is considered a ‘Spanish territory’.

Alleged abuser arrested in Gibraltar

Police in Gibraltar have arrested a 60-year-old man who allegedly abducted and sexually abused an 11-year-old girl in La Linea de La Concepción several weeks ago.

Gibraltar and the traffic delays

Gibraltar has reportedly published the contents of a letter sent by the European Commission to Spain relating to an inspection of traffic problems in the border area between the two countries.

Long queues out of Gibraltar

The annual August tourist influx has led to queues of up to four hours for people leaving Gibraltar as the Spanish authorities increase controls in what they claim is an attempt to combat the smuggling of tobacco and other items.

EU inspectors revisiting Gibraltar

A technical mission consisting of seven officials from the EU is visiting Gibraltar today to see if both sides have complied with their recommendations to ease tensions at the border crossing.

Gibraltar and contraband tobacco

According to a report by the Andalucía, Ceuta and Melilla State Tax Agency, around 40% of contraband tobacco seized in Spain comes into Andalucia and originates from Gibraltar.

Fire disrupts gambling on Gibraltar

An explosion and fire at a generator at Waterport Power Station on Gibraltar left most residents without power for several hours and caused disruption to an important part of the Rock’s economy, online gambling.

Football becomes political

The political niggling continues as the UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller taunted Spain by hailing a ‘historic’ football match played between Gibraltar and Slovakia last week after the team from The Rock were accepted by European football’s governing body Uefa.

EC to investigate Gibraltar’s corporate tax system

The European Commission is set to open an investigation into Gibraltar’s corporate tax system, introduced in 2010, citing “serious concerns” about the possibility that it could provide unwarranted benefits to companies that have no physical presence on the British territory.