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EU migrants ‘not pawns’ in Brexit talks, says Leave MP
Britain should take the “moral high ground” and allow European Union nationals currently living and working in the UK to remain unconditionally, a former cabinet minister and one of the main architect of Brexit said...

Ambassador warns against cliff edge
Transitional arrangements should be part of a Brexit trade deal with the EU to avoid shocks to businesses, the Ambassador of Japan Koji  Tsuruoka urged at a recent evidence session of the House of Lords...

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

Timing crucial to Brexit negotiations
The deal Britain secures to exit the EU will depend on how confident Continental leaders feel that the European project is not under...

UK immigration policy deters foreign students, warns Peer
Britain’s status as a global powerhouse for education was at risk due to the Government’s hostile immigration policies, Lord Bilimoira...

CONSULAR NEWS

EU nationals rush for Residency
Waiting times for the processing of Perma nent Residency (PR) for EU nationals has “increased exponentially” because UKVI had been...

Immigration watchdog seeks input of consuls
Consuls could play a useful role in helping to identify systemic problems in Britain’s immigration and border functions, the Independent Chief...

Equalities chief to work with consulates to tackle hate crime
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced guidance and Twitter graphics in Polish and other languages...

RBI wins first in global assistance awards
Repatriation specialists Rowland Brothers International (RBI) scooped up the first-ever Ancillary Assistance Service Provider of the Year...

ECONOMIC NEWS

Call for global effort on tax evasion
Tough new UK tax laws will give British  authorities enhanced powers to pursue companies who facilitate tax dodgers in other jurisdictions...

CORPS NEWS

We say thank you for the music
Arguably the most powerful diplomatic weapon departing US Ambassador Matthew Barzun deployed during his term in London was sharing...

Bolivia defend their Embassy World Cup title
For the second year in a row, Bolivia have been crowned champions of the Embassy World Cup Tournament, with a convincing 5-0...

On the Fringes with Elizabeth Stewart
Farage Rocher, anyone?

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Embassy Education Conference 2017

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017
From: 11.00-18.00
Venue: Kings College London, London WC2R 2LS

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Professional Policy Workshop

FEAR AND POLITICAL CHAOS:
How to bring clarity to societal upheaval through the lens of innate human needs

Date: Saturday 10 June 2017
From: 08.30 to 16.00
Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

This full-day workshop focusses on how to improve policy and diplomacy by involving greater understanding of the underlying psychological causes of conflict

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10th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar for newly arrived diplomats and their families 2017

Date: Friday 20 October 2017
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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EVENTS COMING UP

Embassy Management Seminar 2018

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The opportunity for senior officials in charge of running their embassies to meet with government agencies, local authorities and trusted service providers.

Embassy Consular Conference 2018 Helping consuls help their citizens

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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.

10th Annual Embassy Event Expo 2018
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The Embassy Event Expo is tailored for staff at London’s diplomatic missions involved in organising their events and visits programme – from VIP visits to national day receptions, gala dinners, cultural events, parliamentary, defence and trade delegations and investment conferences.

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