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Politics & People news & information for Cádiz province

Spanish military craft orders British ships out of Gibraltar’s waters
Politics Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Spanish military craft orders British ships out of...

A FRESH incident in the bilateral tug-of-war over Gibraltar sparked fury among the Rock’s government yesterday (Sunday) when Spanish Naval officers ordered British trade ships to leave the port. Although Spain...

Spain and EU ruffle UK's feathers over Gibraltar 'colony' label
Politics Sat, Feb 2, 2019

Spain and EU ruffle UK's feathers over Gibraltar...

GIBRALTAR'S having been described as a 'colony' in a European Union text on visas – reportedly at Spain's instigation – has infuriated the UK and the Rock's chief minister Fabián Picardo. “I...

Theresa May accused of 'betrayal' as EU backs Spain over post-Brexit Gibraltar
Politics Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Theresa May accused of 'betrayal' as EU backs Spain...

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been approved by the remaining EU-27 after Spain lifted its veto following a series of new clauses covering Gibraltar. Spanish president Pedro Sánchez says the...

Gibraltar 'stealth clause' could mean Spain blocks Brexit
Politics Fri, Nov 23, 2018

Gibraltar 'stealth clause' could mean Spain blocks...

SPAIN'S government is threatening to block the Brexit deal by voting against it when the European Council meets – and as all 27 countries are required to agree the withdrawal text, a Spanish veto alone would be...

La Línea's mayor in Brussels for Brexit talks
Politics Mon, Mar 19, 2018

La Línea's mayor in Brussels for Brexit talks

MAYOR of the last town in southern Spain before Gibraltar, Juan Franco, was due to travel to Brussels today (Monday) to discuss Brexit and how it will affect residents, British and Spanish alike. La Línea de la...

Gibraltarian fishing boat 'shot at' by Spanish customs officers, says Rock's chief minister
Politics Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Gibraltarian fishing boat 'shot at' by Spanish...

TENSIONS are hotting up again between Gibraltar and Spain after a customs officer from the latter allegedly fired gunshots at a fishing boat off the rock and three bricks at it. The two Gibraltarians on board, who are...

Ex-mayor of Jerez goes to jail
Politics Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Ex-mayor of Jerez goes to jail

FORMER mayor of Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz province) Pedro Pacheco has gone to prison for five-and-a-half years charged with corruption, power-dealing and misuse of public funds. He was placed under house arrest and...

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