Truce hangs in the balance
With the Minsk peace deal looking fragile, the Acting Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK has demanded a “strong and united” response from the international community including lethal weapons support...
EU law puts embassies in the dock
Diplomatic Missions in the UK are no longer immune from prosecution in some civil disputes after the Appeal Court ruled that EU human rights law trumps UK immunity law...
FCO Academy reaches out to missions
The FCO’s new Diplomatic Academy will use its “convening power” to “bring diplomats of different nations together to draw in the best expertise,” Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said at the academy’s unveiling .
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HE Mr Tadej Rupel
"The Roman Empire collapsed because it failed to pay attention to its neighbourhood. We need a custom-made approach to each partnership"
HE Mr Mohammed Abdalla Ali Eltom
"If you have an absence of government in some remote areas, you have a weakness and this presents an atmosphere where radicalism can thrive and spread."
HE Mr Abdurrahman Bilgic
"Turkey has already deported suspected extremists. Enhancing ways to manage this threat was high on the agenda during Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Turkey."
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AERL New Year’s Party
Bahrain National Day
Egypt Message of Peace
Kazakhstan Independence Day
Kenya Independence Day
Latvia EU Presidency
Diplomatic Spouse Club of London Official Launch
Consular Corps with the Marshal
UAE National Day
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My First Year as Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps
What makes a good diplomat? After a long diplomatic career and a year at the Court of St James’s the Marshal has narrowed it down to a few...
DPG urge vigilance after terror attacks
The Diplomatic Protection Group advised diplomatic missions to “remain vigilant” in the wake of the terrorist attacks against Charlie Hebdo...
A moving ceremony at the FCO was held ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz...
New Director of Protocol takes office
Former British Ambassador to Venezuela Catherine Nettleton has taken over from Anna Clunes as the interim Director at the FCO’s Protocol...
Wikileaks refugee costs £10m
Maintaining a guard for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he sought asylum in June 2012...
IMO Summit planned to address migrants at sea
The IMO will host an inter-agency meeting on the Travelling of Migrants by Sea on 4 March to tackle the problem of unregulated passage...
Egypt envoy urges action against IS
The Ambassador of Egypt Nasser Kamel has warned that the Islamic State (IS) threat is “coming closer to Europe” because of a...
Europe ‘sleepwalked’ into Ukraine Crisis, say Lords
Britain and the EU have been accused of a “catastrophic misreading” of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine...
Euro is ‘holding back’ world economy
The Euro is a drag on global economic growth and ongoing demands for austerity could result in a Greek exit from the single currency leading...
The new President of the Consular Corps of London tells the Embassy editor about putting his stamp on London’s oldest diplomatic...
Club launched for diplomatic spouses
Around a 100 spouses attended a coffee morning to launch the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London (DSCL), hosted by the wife of the Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Mrs Dalal Al Duwaisan...
Diplomats without borders
The President of the Young Diplomats in London Bartosz Tymkowski tells Embassy Magazine why the club is so popular with diplomats...
ON THE FRINGES with Elizabeth Stewart
The Year of the Diplomat? Welcome to the Year of the Goat and according to Chinese sages, 2015 will be a year of compromise...
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