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Tories take Westminster
Confounding diplomats and pollsters alike, the Conservative Party won the General Election with an outright majority...

UK rallies to aid Nepal quake victims
Ambassadors and VIPs, from Prince William to Joanna Lumley, joined Gurkhas and members of the Nepalese diaspora to offer their condolences at the Nepalese Embassy following the devastating earthquake...

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

Barbados
HE Mr Guy Hewitt

"Her Majesty has been a warmly regarded sovereign and will remain highly revered by Bajans regardless of her role and the ties between Barbados and the UK, and with the Commonwealth of Nations, will remain of vital importance to us"

Gerogia
HE Mr Revaz Gachechiladze

"We have no other choice but to look to the West – our future is with the EU. We understand that the EU is not going to expand in the next five to ten years but nevertheless we are trying to transform our political culture"

COURT CIRCUIT

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AERL – London Icons
Bangladesh – Independence Day
Embssy Event Expo 2015
Namibia – Independence Day
Netherlands – National Day
Serbia – Independence Day
South Africa – Freedom Day
Diplomatic Spouse Club of London – Slovenia Embassy
VFS – New Joint Visa Application Centre (JVAC) Opening Ceremony

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DAVID VARNEY

Envoys learn of new threat at security seminar
David Varney of the newly-formed Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection (PaDP) gives an overview of this year’s Diplomatic Protection Seminar, in the first of a series of security columns for Embassy...

CORPS NEWS

Diplomat of the Year Awards
Envoys from both Russia and Ukraine were recognised this year in the Diplomat of the Year awards. Russian Ambassador Alexander...

A lifeline for children
With the desperate plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean making headlines, CFAB CEO Laura Parker tells Embassy how the funds that diplomatic missions will be raising at the upcoming Spring Fair can help rescue vulnerable children

POLITICAL NEWS

Migrants at sea plan is ‘progress’
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the EU plan of action to address the crisis situation of migrants drowning at sea...

CULTURE NEWS

Cultural collaborators
On the eve of European Literature Night, EUNIC President Tereza Porybna tells Embassy magazine how this global cultural network...

CONSULAR NEWS

Deportees given ‘fighting chance’
Virtual prison visits and video links between consulates and foreign prisoners could be the future, the Consular Corps was told in a talk...

Consuls need pandemic plan – expert
The world needs to prepare better for pandemic flu, a top global health expert urged at a Consular Corps meeting...

CCL tours new VFS JVAC
Consular Corps members were offered a behind-the-scenes tour of VFS Global’s new joint visa application centre...

CLUB NEWS

Brazil does the Double!
The DFA-International Football League 2014-2105 season reached its climax on 18 April in an all-Latin American Diplomatic Cup final...

ECONOMICS

Hard times ahead for world economy
The world’s economy is flat-lining and even “the most expansionary monetary policy in the history of the world” has been unable to jump...

How a Cheesegrater can pay pensions
Economic attachés learned how one of the most iconic new buildings in the City will eventually pay the pensions of municipal workers...

From coffee shop to global insurer
After a tour of the famous ‘Inside Out’ Lloyd’s building (to see photos please click here) CEO Inga Beale outlined to economic attachés...

ON THE FRINGES with Elizabeth Stewart
The Royal Family always keeps a studious distance from politics, and this is especially true during an election when the outcome is so unpredictable.

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Embassy Education Conference 2015

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2015
From: 11:30 - 18:00
Venue: King's College London, Strand WC2R 2LS

This must-attend event brings together diplomats with international officers at Britain’s top universities and schools to exchange views on important issues affecting global education. FREE entry for diplomats.

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8th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar for newly arrived diplomats and their families 2015

Date: Friday 16 October 2015
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 2015 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 2015
From: TBC
Venue: TBC

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Embassy Event Expo 2016

This is the must-attend expo for all embassy event organisers to help plan their programme, whether it’s a VIP visit, trade show and delegation, investment conference, cultural exhibition or gala diplomatic reception. FREE entry for diplomats.

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