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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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2nd October 2014 London, UK

Digital Week at the FCO

Last week, the FCO held its first ever Digital Week: a concentrated effort to show our staff how digital tools and technologies can transform our policy-making, service delivery and communications. We organised a busy programme of talks, masterclasses, digital clinics and competitions, delivered both in our London HQ and around our global network. So what […]

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11th April 2012 USA

The more things change

Like a lot of people interested in US politics and economics, I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about the results of the last US census and the excellent analyses that demographers, political pundits and others have done on them. One thing that really strikes me is the projections of the US’s population out to […]

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20th February 2012 Warsaw, Poland

Martin Oxley, Head, UKTI Poland

by Martin Oxley

Director of UKTI Warsaw

UK and Poland – lots of opportunity to work on a growth agenda!

Since the global economic crisis started in September 2008, the story for Europe has been one of a stalling engine which has consistently failed to restart. Mired in mediocrity and wading through a bog of single market regulation, more than half of Europe’s member states are today less competitive than they were a year ago. […]

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2nd August 2011

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by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

Visit of Minister of State Jeremy Browne

The Embassy team has just hosted the visit to Bolivia of Minister of State, and Minister for Latin America, Jeremy Browne. Such visits are always valuable in our efforts to take forward the bilateral relationship, and highlight Britain’s role in Bolivia. It was the first visit  to Bolivia of this level since Kim Howells visited […]

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19th May 2011

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by Greg Dorey


Business Action on Climate

Today I hosted a press conference at the British Residence to launch Hungary’s home-grown platform of corporate CEOs who are committed to supporting  ambition in Hungarian and European climate change policy. This is an exciting new initiative. Establishing such a group was discussed during the official visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales […]

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21st April 2011

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by Paul Madden

British Ambassador to Japan

Visiting Tasmania – Antarctic research on Climate Change

Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is only a four hour flight from Australia’s Antarctic research stations. Whilst there I had a fascinating visit to the Antarctic Division, the equivalent of our own British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. Scientists there talked about some of the fascinating research they are doing on the impacts of climate change, which […]

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12th March 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

How might climate change affect Ukraine?

Guest blog by Svita Yavorska, EU Co-ordinator, British Embassy Kyiv It’s great to find the Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources full of people who care passionately about climate change.  The occasion is a round table organised by the British Embassy in partnership with the State Environmental Investment Agency of Ukraine  to highlight the […]

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11th February 2011

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by Greg Dorey


The green race

Presidency work at the British Embassy in Budapest is not confined to formal Presidency calendar events. We are also assisting with the intensive bilateral engagement of UK Ministers and senior officials with their Hungarian counterparts. Thanks to the heightened UK interest in all things Hungarian these days, these exchanges often go beyond immediate EU policy […]

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