Tag: Political News

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…

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…

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…