Tag: Embassy

Capturing America

US Cultural Attaché Chris Dunnett presents Priscila Perianez McBride with her prize America’s strict visa regime doesn’t often win the US Embassy friends, but the…

Ambassador launches ‘historic presidency’

Ambassador Iztok Mirosic launched his country’s presidency of the EU by saying it was a historic occasion as the first country formerly behind the Iron…

Diplomats divided over whistleblower

A civil servant at the Foreign Office has been cleared of breaching the Official Secrets Act – but diplomats in London are divided over whether…

Beating the queue blues

With the enlargement of the Schengen Area to include nine new countries in December, Embassy talks to the head of Consular Affairs at the Belgium…

All set for CHOGM

Ugandan consuls at the London High Commission have been working overtime issuing dozens of visas to diplomats from the 53-nation body heading to the Commonwealth…

Shipping must go green – IMO SG

The IMO can do more to improve safety and security at sea, while ensuring cleaner seas IMO Secretary General Efthimios Mitropoulos has said. In his…

FCO in squeeze

Tight funding for the FCO risks jeopardising diplomacy overseasand could hamper efforts to improve security at embassies, according to a recent report by lawmakers. The…

High drama in Kampala

Transforming Commonwealth Societies to achieve political, economic and human development is the the theme of the upcoming CHOGM. But it was the political situation of…

UKVisas security breech

An investigation has found that the Foreign Office broke data protection rules by failing to ensure its UK visas website was secure, enabling personal data…

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…