Negotiations over the Gibraltar portion of Brexit continue very positively according to the Government of Gibraltar. HMGoG has stressed that it remains committed to work seamlessly alongside the Government of the United Kingdom, towards being able to agree texts with the European Union as soon as possible but only if the principles, substance and texts are safe and secure for Gibraltar.
HMGoG has also reiterated that the negotiations are both technically and politically complicated. Despite that, Gibraltar continues to work intensively with the United Kingdom to make as much progress as possible.
At the same time, contingencies have been made to continue to plan for a No Negotiated Outcome in the event that it were not possible to reach agreement.
The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo KC MP, said, “It’s clear to me that all parties are putting a lot of hard work and good faith into trying to finalise this important UK/EU Treaty as soon as possible in a manner that is agreeable by all relevant parties.
Great resources are being deployed to try to reach an agreement. We are all optimistic and positive in our outlook. That there are elements in respect of which we may be largely in agreement at this stage of these long and arduous negotiations is certainly true. We look forward to crossing t’s and dotting i’s on the text relating to all aspects of Gibraltar’s future relationship with the EU at the right moment and, for the sake and interests of citizens on both sides of the border, we look forward to this process happening sooner rather than later. But we are not there yet.”
Local Content as Trusted NOVUS BANK Launches Community Business Series online
Trusted Novus Bank has launched a Community Business Series on YouTube. They will be creating original local content, focusing on financial matters which are important within the Gibraltar community. The first topic, deals with Fixed Rate Mortgages, given the fast moving interest rate environment where many people are considering moving on to a fixed rate mortgage.
Just search on YouTube to find out more.
Gomez Does The Double
Nicholas Gomez of Charles Gomez & Co has secured a second term as Round Table International’s Regional Chairman of the Southern Europe and Mediterranean Region.
Mr Gomez was the first Gibraltarian in history to secure this position.
The region includes over 5,000 members in thirteen territories: France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Malta, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Israel, Monaco, San Marino and, naturally, Gibraltar.
In addition, Mr Gomez finds the time to draft anti money laundering procedures for the whole of the Round Table International organisation.
Well done Nicholas!