Gibraltar has been excluded from the new European Single Sky legislation following a majority vote in the European Parliament this morning. Spanish Partido Popular MEPs have succeeded in introducing amendments which delete all reference to the Cordoba agreement.
Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi told the House of Lords it was difficult to see Britain’s relationship with Spain remaining ‘excellent’ if the bullying and harassment of Gibraltarians continued.
Commonwealth Day Message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth
10 March 2014
The Environmental Safety Group considers Europa Point to be a far from ideal location for the new football stadium. It believes the stadium would radically transform an open, peaceful area, important for both tourism and the local community. This brutal conversion can’t, in its view, be softened by any redesign. The ESG says it agrees with the Heritage Trust and the many voices in our community, that another site must be found.
In the multi-million pound Marrache fraud trial, lawyers acting for Benjamin Marrache are questioning the Judge’s appointment, which they claim could be unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Isaac Marrache’s lawyer asked for the court to adjourn on the basis that the defendant was taking strong medication and was ‘not himself’.
The cross border group calling for a humanitarian frontier, together with members of the Transborder group have met with the spokesman for PSOE Andalucia. Also present were two members of the PSOE group in the Andalusian Parliament.
Two local men have appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today charged with numerous offences, including causing grievous bodily harm. The incidents, hours apart from each other, took place in the Upper Town area late Saturday night.
Unite the Union marked International Women’s Day with a stand at Casemates Square on Saturday morning. The Union’s Women’s Committee distributed leaflets and were on hand to offer information.
In the multi-million pound Marrache fraud trial, lawyers acting for Benjamin Marrache are questioning the Judge’s appointment, which they claim could be unconstitutional.
Sir Geoffrey Grigson was brought in from the UK to hear this case, which started in the Supreme Court last October.
Trevor Bickerstaff has been announced as the new Chairman of the Defenders of Gibraltar Pressure Group. This follows the news earlier this week that founder member, Gareth Gingell, had stepped down as Chairman.
The Heritage Trust has unanimously decided that Europa Point is the wrong location for the GFA Stadium, and that the GFA should seriously consider an alternative site. The Trust says it wants to encourage the general public to make its feelings known if they too have objections to the location.