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UK ‘bigger player inside EU’ – Obama
US President Barack Obama used his final official visit to the UK as President to intervene in the debate about Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU membership.

EU migrants rush for UK passports
Applications by EU migrants for British citizenship have soared due to the uncertainty caused by the upcoming referendum on the UK’s EU membership, a leading immigration expert told consuls...

Making the case for the Commonwealth
The new Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland outlines to Elizabeth Stewart what the family of nations can offer to the world in the 21st century...

Happy 90th birthday, Ma’am!
She is the ultimate quiet diplomat. So on the occasion of her 90th birthday, London’s diplomats were quick to fill social media with their best wishes to the Queen and photos of their memorable meetings with her.

Embassy Management Seminar - Mission Control

The inaugural Embassy Management Seminar discussed the challenges facing administration teams to run secure, cost-efficient and sustainable missions while at the same time keeping on top of complex UK regulations.

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HEADS UP

Read the latest interviews by clicking on the country below.

To read the interviews of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in London please click here

Slovak Republic
HE Dr Lubomir Rehák

"We are preparing for all contingencies. If the Brits vote to remain, we will have to start the implementation of the agreement reached in February. If Britain votes to leave, we will have to initiate this complex process of separation"

Ukraine
Natalia Galibarenko

"As we signed the Association Agreement, we lost Crimea. I remember having powerful mixed feelings"

COURT CIRCUIT

To view photos of the recent events below, please click here

Consular Corps of London – New Years Party
Dutch EU Presidency Launch
India – Republic Day
Kenya – Jamhuri Day

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MESSAGE FROM THE MARSHAL

Birthday wishes
The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Alistair Harrison looks forward to a busy spring and summer as the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday.

CONSULAR NEWS

EU pulls back from visa row with US
A damaging dispute between the US and the EU over visas has been postponed, after the European Commission delayed a decision...

Consuls can’t bring home bacon
The job of British consuls is to save the bacon of UK nationals in distress – not to find out where to buy British bacon...

CLUB NEWS

Embassy World Cup is back!
After the success of the popular Embassy World Cup 2015 football tournament, Bolivia’s reign as champions will be challenged as...

Sign up for Dunking Diplomats!
The much anticipated charity diplomatic basketball tournament ‘Dunking Diplomats’ has got the green light for the weekend of 9-10 July at...

New YDL President elected
Congratulations to Rafal Sordyl of the Polish Embassy who has been elected the new YDL President.

Spouse club toasts Women’s Day
London’s diplomatic spouses (DSCL) gathered at King’s College London to celebrate International Women’s Day with a talk by pioneering journalist, author, activist and charity campaigner Jan Prebble.

IMO SG addresses YDL
Young Diplomats in London got an insight into the role of the International Maritime Organisation from its newly-installed Secretary General...

Call for applications for WDS Scholarship Programme
The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance is offering a fee waiver scholarship to one WDS member to attend the MSc Diplomacy...

Join the family
Being President of the Young Diplomats in London is like being the head of one big happy family, Rafal Sordyl tells Elizabeth Stewart...

CORPS NEWS

Ecuador Embassy earthquake appeal
The Ambassador of Ecuador has launched an urgent appeal for emergency relief following the devastating earthquake measuring 7.8...

Admired ex-diplomat killed in Beligian terror attacks
As flags flew at half mast across London in solidarity with the Belgian Embassy following the terror attacks in Brussels, diplomats mourned...

Diplomat of the Year Awards
London’s high achieving heads of mission were recognised in a glittering Diplomat of the Year Award ceremony at the Langham...

Courts rule to protect immunity
British courts have ruled in favour of envoys in two high-profile cases that had threatened to erode diplomatic immunity in the UK...

Embassy chef rocks jailhouse
Prison food conjures up images of grey gruel. But the French Embassy’s chef, Gilles Quillot, is doing his bit to change that stereotype, by...

Purrfect diplomat
The FCO’s latest employee got the job by a whisker. Black and white cat Palmerston – named after two-time British Prime Minister Viscount...

OBITUARY
In Memory of Sue Ali

POLITICAL NEWS

‘Smart’ migrants here to stay – SoS
Economic migration will continue to be a challenge to rich countries, thanks to the “ubiquitous smart phone” Foreign Secretary Philip...

Appeal Court acts to protect immunity
Christopher Braganza, Partner at law firm Sheridans, reports on welcome respite from the Court of Appeal in an increasingly challenging legal environment for diplomatic missions in London.

CULTURAL NEWS

A tale of the envoy and the Bard
It may be the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23 April but there’s still much ado about whether he really wrote his plays...

ECONOMIC NEWS

Should envoys be more anti-social?
Business executives and diplomats who are negligent with their digital presence or ‘over-share’ on social media can compromise their...

Embassy Education Conference 2016

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2016
From: 11:00 - 18:00
Venue: King's College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS

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8th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar for newly arrived diplomats and their families 2016

Date: Friday 21 October 2016
From: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: No 11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

The Embassy Induction Seminar is an essential introduction to diplomacy in London and is FREE for newly-arrived diplomats and their families.

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Embassy Consular Conference 2016 Helping consuls help their citizens

The Embassy Consular Conference aims to help consuls under pressure. If you are a Consul this event is a must for you and it is totally FREE.

Date: November 2016
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Embassy Management Seminar 2017

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