Author: Embassy Team

German Ambassador named Kosovo Envoy

LONDON – Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger has been appointed as the EU’s representative for the forthcoming negotiations over the future of Kosovo. Ambassador Ischinger will work…

Strikes hit embassies

Industrial action by postal workers at the Royal Mail has cost diplomatic missions thousands of pounds in undelivered mail. “The strike has affected our mission…

Burmese envoy resigns

LONDON – Ye Min Tun, a second secretary at the Burmese Embassy in London and diplomat for 10 yeas, has resigned in protest against the…

Milibands ‘Second Wave

London’s diplomatic corps has given a cautious thumbs up to Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s conference speech on Labour’s ‘Second Wave’ foreign policy. Mr Miliband admitted…

FCO’s new focus: counter-radicalism

The Foreign Office will concentrate on countering Muslim extremism with extra funding awarded in the Comprehensive Spending Review. Thirty seven million pounds have been earmarked…

FCO gags retired diplomats

Former British diplomats are up in arms over new FCO employment contracts, effectively banning any unauthorised expression of opinion after retirement. A letter from the…

Lord Speaker at the WDS

Women envoys were privileged to be addressed by Britain’s first-ever elected Lord Speaker, within the magnificent setting of the River Room in the Houses of…

Consular concerns

From the Tsunami to terrorism, how do modern, cash-strapped consular services solve the problem of aiding increasingly mobile nationals in remote, insecure parts of the…

US Ambassador hosts Iftaar meal

LONDON/WASHINGTON – US Ambassador Robert Tuttle broke the fast with prominent British Muslims during Ramadan. The Ambassador’s Iftaar celebration coincides with a historic Ramadan Resolution…

Hard times ahead for world economy

Martin Wolf The world’s economy is flat-lining and even “the most expansionary monetary policy in the history of the world” has been unable to jump…