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Hung parliament means soft Brexit, say envoys
Having accurately predicted a bad election night for the Conservatives, London’s diplomats are considering the consequences of a hung parliament for British politics and the Brexit negotiations...

Consuls rally to respond to attacks
For the third time in as many months, the Union Jack above the Foreign Office and flags at diplomatic missions around London were flown at half mast this week to honour the victims of the terrorist attack on London...

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

Argentina
HE Mr Carlos Sersale

"We consider the UK to be the most open country of the EU and a gateway to that the European market... On the other hand, Brexit opens up new opportunities for Britain as a potential partner for trade and investment"

Hungary
HE Mr Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky

"Brexit sent a strong message to the EU and that helps our agenda where we have been arguing for more power to the nation states and less to the unelected Commission, more control over the borders, more economic growth, more pragmatism and less ideology"

Indonesia
HE Dr Rizal Sukma

"The challenge is how the UK brings its historical ties with Asia into a contemporary relationship. That is the job of our embassy and the ministry: to put Indonesia on the British radar"

Portugal
HE Mr Manuel Lobo Antunes

"It’s time to build bridges; we can’t help it as Portuguese,
we are not confrontational. Let’s try to find the best deal out of this. We are all Europeans and we share the same fate and history and geography"

COURT CIRCUIT

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

Argentina – Bicentenary
Botswana – 50th Anniversary of Independence
Central America – Independence Day
Colombia – National Day
Czech – National Day
Embassy Education Conference 2016
Embassy Induction Seminar 2016
Hungary – 60th Anniversary of Revolution Day – National Day
IMO – World Maritime Day
Indonesia – Independence Day
Macedonia – 25th Anniversary of Independence
Ukraine – 25th Anniversary of Independence
YDL – Black & White Ball

To purchase photos please contact our photographer Pierre de Villiers - photos@embassymagazine.com

POLITICAL NEWS

Political violence on the rise according to new Risk Index
Political violence – which includes riots, strikes or civil unrest – has increased 56% from a year ago, according to the...

No deal risk for EU talks
The risk of Britain crashing out of the EU with no deal and no agreement on migrants  should be taken seriously, Mark Leonard, co-founder...

CONSULAR NEWS

Supporting bereaved families
The recent terrorist attacks stressed the importance of bereavement training  for consuls and the police. Sue Ackerman outlines the...

CULTURE & PRESS

In search of leadership
The issue of leadership has dominated the British elction, so the presentation given by veteran broadcaster, Jon Snow of Channel 4...

Analysing the British election
Members of the Diplomatic Press Attaché Association of London gathered at the Embassy of Serbia to hear the insights of New York Times...

Identity politics makes flag waving popular again
Flags have always been important in diplomacy  but in the era of identity politics, flag waving is fashionable again, journalist and author...

God of small things
Heads of Mission joined Bolivian Ambassador Mr Roberto Calzadilla to celebrate Alasitas, Bolivia’s festival of miniatures, at the Lord Mayor...

Media and inter-faith dialogue
The Embassy of Albania held a panel discussion with Albanian academic Dr Gëzim Alpion and Mr Aaqil Ahmed (right), former head...

Convention to curb illicit antiquities trade
Heads of mission joined Cyprus High Commissioner Euripides Evriviades at a meeting in Parliament to hear about the Nicosia Convention...

CORPS NEWS

Bomb scare at new US Embassy
The Bomb Squad carried out a controlled explosion outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms after two suspicious vehicles were parked...

Julian Assange still in embassy
Swedish prosecutors have decided not to proceed with rape charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but he still faces arrest...

Europe wins Dunking Diplomats
The inaugural Dunking Diplomats charity basketball tournament was a slam-dunk, bringing 50 diplomats and their families from a dozen...

Downton Diplomacy
Diplomatic spouses toured Highclere, the stately home of the Earl Carnarvon and the setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey...

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