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Consular review after Haiti

The Haiti earthquake has highlighted the need for coordination between EU emergency response teams, the head of the FCO’s Consular Crisis Group told consuls this…

Consuls raise money for Haiti victims

In an impromptu collection at the Consular Corps lunch, diplomats raised £275 for victims of the Haiti earthquake, which will be donated to the Disasters…

Chinese memento

Departing Chinese Ambassador Fu Ying has donated her mother’s food coupons to the British Museum as part of the exhibition: History of the World in…

The Year Ahead – Milestones…

Viva Latin America! Two hundred years ago the first shots were fired in Latin America’s struggle for independence from Spain, so expect plenty of activity…

Afghan summit boosts resolve

London’s diplomats were satisfied with the outcome of the Afghanistan Conference at which a military strategy, underpinned by a political process, was agreed. At the…

Tories to beef up FCO

The Foreign Office will return to the heart of Whitehall under a new Conservative government, while some money intended for international aid would be diverted…

Politics – elections to watch in 2010

Elections in Europe – fringe benefits? Ukraine goes to the polls in a neck-and-neck February run-off between the glamorous Yulia Tymoshenko and rival Viktor Yanukovich,…

Summits & Presidencies

Great gatherings The sherpas are going to be busy again this year, especially at the following embassies…Spain holds the EU presidency until July, after which…

Weak pound hits FCO

Foreign Office programmes and diplomatic posts may be under threat after it was revealed that the department faces a budget shortfall of £110m due to…

Misson upgrade

The Consulate General of Monaco is now an Embassy and the Consul General, Mrs Evelyn Genta, has been promoted to Ambassador. The contact details remain…