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UK loses influence under Coalition – envoys
The Coalition’s foreign policy track record  has been mixed at best; at worst it has resulted in a loss of British influence globally, an Embassy survey of ambassadors, foreign policy experts and MPs concluded...

Is social media killing diplomacy?
“A triumph of banality over profundity” is how Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer described the impact of social media on the diplomatic profession at a recent panel discussion at Canada House...

Sisters are doing it at Winfield House
High-flying women gathered at Winfield House on International Women’s Day for a discussion on overcoming obstacles to equality...

HEADS UP

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Ghana
HE Mr Victor Smith

"We are getting our confidence back but we are not out of the woods yet"

Panama
HE Mr Daniel Fábrega

"President Varela was clear that the Summit of the Americas should include the participation of Cuba. We wanted to mark the start of a new era of relations between the US and Cuba"

Uruguay
HE Mr Fernando Lopez-Fabregat

"In Uruguay we have a tradition that no-one is left behind. This goes back to the roots of our welfare state introduced more than a century ago."

COURT CIRCUIT

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Brunei – Independence Day
Chacalli – Spring Launch
Estonia – Independence Day
Ghana – Independence Day
Kosovo – Independence Day
Kuwait – National Day
Lithuania – Independence Day
YDL - Friday Night Fever Party

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THE MARSHAL

Diplomats and the Press – a Relationship of Mutual Benefit?
It’s always said when trading information that diplomats are the gamekeepers and the press are the poachers – but if you deploy...

CORPS NEWS

Queen reopens new-look Canada House
With great fanfare The Queen reopened Canada House following a stunning £130 million refurbishment. The monarch was tracing the...

POLITICAL NEWS

Bridge rich-poor divide – OAS chief
Latin America could have done more during the “boom times” to prepare for the tough times that lie ahead, the outgoing OAS Secretary...

EU Foreign minister calls for strategic neighbourhood policy 
EU neighbourhood policy needs a “sense of direction” the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini told an...

CULTURE NEWS

Colombia’s peace exhibition wins Fashion Week showcase
An installation inspired by Colombia’s peace process scooped this year’s International Fashion Showcase (IFS) and a Colombian also walked...

CONSULAR NEWS

CFAB talks to Consular Corps
Protecting the welfare of children across borders can be some of the most complex case work that consuls have to deal with...

CLUB NEWS

Education attaché network launched
An association to promote education diplomacy in the UK was recently established with a launch event at the Romanian Embassy...

DPAAL Visits Sky Studios
A small group of DPAAL members got an exclusive tour of the Sky News studios in Millbank, where they were given a background briefing...

ECONOMICS

Lessons on branding Britain
Turning Britain’s soft power into hard cash has been the key to the ongoing  success of the Britain is GREAT campaign, its creator...

AERL visits City ‘Bullring’
Economic attachés witnessed the thrill of trading on the London Metal Exchange, one of the few exchanges in the world to buy and sell...

ON THE FRINGES with Elizabeth Stewart
Embassy Magazine was curious to learn of steamy scenes taking place in the basement of the Finnish Embassy. It’s nothing illicit, mind, simply...

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