Gibraltar Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, met with UK Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband in London on Monday. Mr Picardo was accompanied by his Minister for Financial Services Gilbert Licudi.
The meeting, which was held at Mr Miliband’s offices at Westminster, was the first opportunity for the two men to meet since they met at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool in late September.
Mr Miliband who is the UK Labour Party leader recently made abrasive remarks about the need to close down secretive UK offshore tax-havens.
A Gibraltar Government spokesman said: “Following Mr Miliband’s recent remarks about “Tax Havens”, the Chief Minister and Mr Licudi briefed Mr Miliband on the latest developments in Gibraltar and in particular on the work of the finance centre as a fully compliant EU financial services hub that operates entirely in keeping with EU directives and regulations, fully compliant with OECD rules also and therefore not by any measure a “Tax Haven”.
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