Tag: Embassy 25

Volcano visas fallout

Consuls have demanded an urgent review of Schengen visa procedures following the chaos caused by the volcanic ash cloud. Embassy received complaints from missions whose…

Managing migration

With immigration dominating the election agenda in the UK, consuls welcomed a briefing from an international agency that can assist them in the voluntary repatriation…

Foreign policy differences

Diplomats will be pleased with the increased Lib Dem influence on foreign policy, with Deputy Prime Minister scoring the highest out of the three party…

FCO team reflects nuanced foreign policy

The new team of ministers at the Foreign Office points to a the more nuanced foreign policy of the Con-Lib coalition government, with a moderate…

More ministers, please

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee has recommended that the new government taking office in May should increase the size of the FCO ministerial team in…

Pope memo envoy faces sack

The diplomat at the centre of the storm over the Foreign Office memo mocking the Pope has been suspended and faces a disciplinary hearing that…

Pope memo envoy faces sack

The diplomat at the centre of the storm over the Foreign Office memo mocking the Pope has been suspended and faces a disciplinary hearing that…

Diplomat of the Year Awards

The Czech Embassy walked away with two gongs at this year’s Diplomat Awards. The late Ambassador Jan Winkler was posthumously awarded Diplomat of the Year…

Countdown to Olympics

With heavy demands on the police force during the Olympics, diplomatic missions should not delay making additional security arrangements, Jamie Stephen, former head of the…