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Envoys pick pro-EU mayor in City Hall race
London’s diplomatic corps has chosen Sadiq Khan as the “best ambassador for London on the world stage”, the first time envoys have picked a Labour candidate since the Embassy mayoral poll...

Turmoil to follow EU vote – SNP MP
The referendum on Britain’s EU membership will not settle its relationship with Europe, no matter which way the vote goes, a senior Scottish National Party (SNP) MP told consuls...

Economic case will sway Remain vote
The decision to remain or leave the EU will come down to the silent majority’s assessment of the economic risks, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke MP told an AERL meeting hosted...

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

Czech Republic
HE Mr Libor Secka

"Having the UK in the EU is also important for the balance of power"

Slovakia
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

Brunei – National Day
Bulgaria – National Day
Dominica – Commonwealth Secretary General Welcome

Embassy Event Expo 2016
Embassy Management Seminar 2016
JLR Easter Egg Hunt

Kosovo – Independence Day
Kuwait National Day
Lord Mayor Easter Banquet
Mauritius – Independence Day
Netherlands – King's Day
Pakistan – National Day
South Africa Freedom Day
Tunisia - Independence Day
YDL – Friday Night Fever

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CONSULAR NEWS

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...

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

Foreign students an asset to UK - MP
A new All-Party Group for International Students will be launched this month (May) to focus parliamentary attention on issues affecting...

Envoys learn about science of 4th industrial revolution
London’s science attachés joined senior academics at Imperial College London to learn more about ground-breaking research into the...

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...

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...

CORPS NEWS

Embassies urged to adapt to new security threats
The new unpredictable methodology of terrorists requires diplomatic missions to be more vigilant and better prepared for emergencies...

Marathon Man
Proving that diplomacy is a marathon not a sprint, Latvian Ambassador and running enthusiast Andris Teikmanis (pictured) finished this...

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

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...

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...

POLITICAL NEWS

Foreign Affairs MPs split over BREXIT
MPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee were unable to agree on the UK’s role in the world after the Referendum, with five members...

Gearing up for anti-graft summit
Leaders from more than 40 nations are due to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit in London next week which aims to secure a global...

New Lords International Relations Committee
In the next session of Parliament the House of Lords will have its own International Relations committee for the authoritative...

Lord Speaker calls for ‘bite-size’ reform of the Lords
The House of Lords plays a key role in Britain’s legislative process, but without piecemeal reform its reputation risks being eroded, the...

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...

‘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...

ECONOMIC NEWS

Could digital currency be an answer to boom and bust?
In the week that the identity of the creator of digital currency, Bitcoin, became public, economic attachés heard how this disruptive...

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...

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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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