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31st March 2016

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by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

Religions against extremism

After recent days, we can now add Brussels, Lahore and Istanbul to the growing litany of places directly affected by extemist violence. This was committed apparently in the name of religion, against targets variously identified by the perpetrators as Christians, Israeli tourists, and ordinary “secular” citizens, going about their normal lives. The words “religious” and […]

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15th October 2014

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by Christopher Prentice

Former British Ambassador to Italy

Green Growth Summit important for economy and climate change

On 15 October, today, ministers, businesses, experts and MEPs from across the political spectrum will come together for the Green Growth Summit to call for an ambitious EU 2030 climate change and energy package agreement at the October European Council. An ambitious package could pave the way for a global deal on climate change at […]

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29th November 2010

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by Greg Dorey


Girding up our loins

Last week the National School of Government came to Budapest for an extremely useful training session for a group of Embassy staff on what to expect under the Hungarian EU Presidency. They covered for example the EU decision making process; the challenges we will face; how the rotating Presidency fits into the new EU architecture; […]

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4th June 2010 London, UK

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by David Lidington

Minister for Europe, London

24 hours in Brussels

I spent 24 hours in Brussels earlier this week for a packed schedule of meetings.  As a city, Brussels has a somewhat unfair reputation for being rather dull and grey.  I know from previous visits that there are some charming aspects to the place. Sadly on this occasion I saw little more than the inside […]

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