Recent posts from our bloggers

Royal Navyl backdrop helps showcase British security and prosperity excellence in Namibia

Feature image for:  Royal Navyl backdrop helps showcase British security and prosperity excellence in NamibiaThis week’s 3-day visit of HMS Portland – one of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates – to the port of Walvis Bay provided a great opportunity to showcase British military, security and prosperity excellence in Namibia as well as the UK’s diversity accomplishments. As the UK’s first female British High Commissioner … Read more »Royal Navyl backdrop helps showcase British security and prosperity excellence in Namibia

Blogger: Marianne Young

Guest blog by Michał Cichowlas – Economic Officer from the British Embassy Warsaw, summing up “The Future of a Competitive EU” discussion in the Polish Parliament

Feature image for:  Guest blog by Michał Cichowlas – Economic Officer from the British Embassy Warsaw, summing up “The Future of a Competitive EU” discussion in the Polish Parliament  On Friday 28 March members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well as representatives of the UK government, met some of their counterparts in Poland. During a conference organised jointly by the British Embassy and Polish parliament, they had a wide-ranging discussion about the economic and institutional reform necessary in … Read more »Guest blog by Michał Cichowlas – Economic Officer from the British Embassy Warsaw, summing up “The Future of a Competitive EU” discussion in the Polish Parliament

Blogger: Robin Barnett

Ukraine: Mysteries and Myths

Feature image for:  Ukraine: Mysteries and MythsWinston Churchill once described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. That quip probably reflected his frustration from dealing with Stalin 70 years ago. There are no mysteries about Russia’s bullying behaviour of Ukraine in recent weeks. But there are plenty of myths. For example, the Russians claim that their … Read more »Ukraine: Mysteries and Myths

Blogger: Peter Millett

IV. Human Rights Movie Day

Feature image for:  IV. Human Rights Movie DayGuest blog by Marcell Lőrincz, Chairman of Subjective Values Foundation (Szubjektív Értékek Alapítvány) Every March since 2011 the British Embassy has been organizing a very important event called the “Human Rights Movie Day”. This time our NGO, the Subjective Values Foundation, was asked to help in the implementation – so we did … Read more »IV. Human Rights Movie Day

Blogger: Jonathan Knott

Coming to the surface

Feature image for:  Coming to the surfaceIt’s hard to convey quite what it’s like to go through a March Council session. The four-week experience is a prolonged assault on the mind, body and soul and while the end of the session is a cause for elation it also feels distinctly post-traumatic. The process of stress-decompression and re-entering normal life needs to be handled … Read more »Coming to the surface

Blogger: Bob Last