As reported by Investors Offshore, the already fractious relations between Spain and Gibraltar are expected to deteriorate if the People’s Party is elected, as anticipated, in forthcoming Spanish elections, which have been brought forward to November as a result of the country’s debt crisis. Continue Reading
Let’s be consistent with EU legislation and ask for an immediate removal of Gibraltar from the Spanish list of tax havens (RD 1080/1991). According to Spanish legislation, a jurisdiction will be removed from this list if there is a treaty signed including a clause for the exchange of tax information.
Does La Linea’s mayor care about good neighborhood with Gibraltar?
It is a shame that some Spaniards tackle a XXI Century issue with XIV Century measures. See The Guardian article on the most ridiculous initiative from a local mayor we have seen in decades, the establishment of an international border road toll between Gibraltar and La Linea.
This issue is not an isolated one and unfortunately there are still some Spaniards not recognizing the sovereign rights of Gibraltar as determined by its people and the United Kingdom. The Spanish Socialist government has been advocating for dialogue with Gibraltar and the UK, however talks these days seem to be lost in translation.
Why is the Spanish Government so reticent to conclude a treaty with Gibraltar? why is Gibraltar not removed from the Spanish taxhaven blacklist?