Tag: Embassy

New FCDO merges aid and diplomacy

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The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office will combine Britain’s diplomatic skills and development expertise to be “an even greater force for good,” Foreign Secretary Dominc…

Transport

Embassy fleet managers discussed ways to streamline processes with the DVLA and Diplomatic Card Services previewed the launch of a new tax free fuel card….

Uneasy peace deal

Georgian protestors hold a peaceful vigil outside the Russian Embassy EU ambassadors have given a cautious welcome to the French brokered truce between Georgia and…

‘Pay poor states to save forests’

The Prince of Wales has urged rich nations to pay developing countries to preserve their rainforests. Speaking at a conference on climate change hosted by…

UK and Russia clash over spy accusations

Senior British security sources have warned that Russia is increasing its intelligence activities at the Embassy, which were draining resources away from the fight against…

Lift gag on ex-envoys, say MPs

An “oppressive” gag on retired diplomats giving media interviews without approval must be scrapped, a Commons committee has said. Tougher restrictions were written into diplomatic…

A lot of hot air?

Europe’s ground-breaking carbon trading scheme needs an overhaul to be effective, a panel of experts told an audience of economic attachés. The introduction of the…

High hopes

France has taken over the helm of an EU in stormy waters: the Irish rejected the Lisbon Treaty, world trade talks are flat-lining and a…

Mixed reaction over Treaty rejection

The Lisbon Treaty – is it a dead end or is there a way around? London’s diplomats are split over the impact Ireland’s rejection of…