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  1. November 19, 2013

    UK summons Spanish ambassador after incursion off Gibraltar

    Britain has summoned the Spanish ambassador in London for an official rebuke after a Spanish boat crossed into waters off...

  2. November 15, 2013

    Spain did not break the law on Gibraltar checks, says Brussels

    Spain did not break European law by imposing stringent checks on cross-border traffic with Gibraltar, according to a...

  1. September 17, 2013

    Brussels mission aims to help resolve Gibraltar dispute

    Observers from the European Commission will arrive in Gibraltar this month in an effort to resolve the long-running dispute...

  2. September 3, 2013

    Gibraltar spat ‘risks UK-Spain relations’

    Britain’s relationship with Spain risks being badly soured as a result of the ongoing spat over Gibraltar, a Foreign Office...

  3. August 30, 2013

    Spain targets Gibraltar with plan to introduce refuelling ban

    Spain has taken steps to outlaw the refuelling of ships at sea in the waters surrounding Gibraltar, in a move that takes...

  4. August 20, 2013

    Spain and Britain make a mountain out of a small rock

    There are, thankfully, more differences than similarities between the conflict that raged over the Falklands more than three...

  5. August 19, 2013

    Brussels to help broker settlement in Gibraltar dispute

    European observers will be despatched to the Gibraltar border in an attempt to defuse the increasingly fractious dispute...

  6. August 13, 2013

    Catalan separatists express solidarity with Gibraltar

    The largest separatist party of Catalonia has written to the chief minister of Gibraltar to express its “solidarity” against...

  7. August 12, 2013

    UK considers legal action against Spain over Gibraltar checks

    Britain denounced Spain’s border checks on people entering Gibraltar as “politically motivated and totally disproportionate”...

  8. August 9, 2013

    Palmerston redux

    It is often forgotten that when Lord Palmerston despatched the Royal Navy to Piraeus in 1850 – helping to coin the term...

  9. August 9, 2013

    Gibraltar serves as reminder of headaches of empire

    To many Europeans, this week’s tensions between the UK and Spain over Gibraltar must have been baffling – an argument over...

  10. August 8, 2013

    Royal Navy ships to sail to Gibraltar amid tension with Spain

    Royal Navy warships will sail to Gibraltar next week, the government announced on Thursday, as tensions continue between...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    August 8, 2013

    Eye on Gibraltar

    Oli Scarff/Getty Images The peninsular of Gibraltar, on Thursday, focus of a political row between the UK and Spain. The UK...

  12. August 7, 2013

    UK-Spain relations strained in struggle to defuse tensions

    A day of frantic diplomacy between the Spanish and British governments over growing tensions in Gibraltar backfired on...

  13. August 6, 2013

    Protest made to Madrid as Gibraltar tensions simmer

    Britain has made a formal complaint to the Spanish government, protesting at its recent actions over Gibraltar. Giles...

  14. August 5, 2013

    UK weighs legal action against Spain over Gibraltar border delays

    Britain is looking at whether it can take Spain to the European courts over its treatment of British nationals at the border...

  15. August 4, 2013

    Spain threatens retaliation against Gibraltar as tensions escalate

    Spain’s foreign minister has threatened retaliatory measures against Gibraltar, including a tax crackdown and a new...

  16. July 12, 2013

    Gibraltar’s 300th anniversary marred by rows

    Gibraltar is gearing up for a historical anniversary, but you could walk from one end of the tiny territory to the other...

  17. February 7, 2013

    Britain has guaranteed Gibraltar will not stand alone

    From Fabian Picardo MP. Sir, Your otherwise excellent editorial “Argentine pride” (February 5) on Argentina and the Falkland...

  18. December 9, 2009

    Gibraltar arrests fuel Spanish tensions

    Oliver Cromwell observed as long ago as 1656 that the seizure of Gibraltar "would be an advantage to our trade and an...

  19. December 8, 2009

    Gibraltar arrests fuel Spain-UK tensions

    As long ago as 1656, the English leader Oliver Cromwell observed that the seizure of Gibraltar at the mouth of the...

  20. October 27, 2004

    Deal expected to ease Rock tensions

    The government hopes to clinch a landmark deal with Spain, paving the way for improved co-operation over Gibraltar in spite...

  21. October 26, 2004

    Spain plans steps to soften Gibraltar opinion

    Spain is launching a charm offensive on Gibraltar, aimed at breaking down resistance in the British colony to a...

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