15th October 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia

Rachel Galloway

British Ambassador

Bitola Babam Bitola

In pursuing my goal of visiting local cities and exploring local communities, last week my destination was Bitola city. While on the road, I was excited to learn a few words and expressions in the local dialect as I had heard so much about its uniqueness. Fortunately, my first attempts were mostly well received by […]

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9th December 2014

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by Greg Dorey


30 years after hell on earth….

A joint blog with Julius Court, Acting Head of DFID-Ethiopia The latest Band Aid song focuses on Ebola. Rightly so, whether or not you agree with all the lyrics. During the festive season 30 years ago, when the original track was cut, the focus was on Ethiopia – specifically the northern region of Tigray. Everyone […]

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11th January 2012

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by Leigh Turner

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

Helping prevent child exploitation in Ukraine

People sometimes wonder what an embassy does; and what international co-operation really means.  By way of an interesting concrete example, the British Embassy organised a visit late last year by experts from the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre to meet their Ukrainian counterparts.  The CEOP experts also met Ukrainian and international NGOs […]

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