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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will travel to several Middle Eastern capitals in late February for talks on the Trump administration's upcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal . …Why it matters: The Trump administration is expected to release the long awaited peace plan after the April 9th elections in Israel. Until then, it is trying to mobilize support for the plan, especially in the Arab world, and build a public diplomacy [JB emphasis] strategy with allies. …
Nelson Fernandez is diversity chair, executive director and managing director of APCO Worldwide in New York. The field of public affairs is serious business. The classic public affairs communication tool kit includes coalition building, expert/advocate education and mobilization, opinion research, stakeholder mapping and government relations. Sounds serious, right? But social media platforms – and those thatRead more
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Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
Part of UK in Austria
10th January 2020 Vienna, Austria
A tobacco bust in SlovakiaAt a nondescript warehouse in Eastern Slovakia, fine tobacco dust fills the air, and the lungs of the workers. The remote building has been sealed carefully to keep any smells and sounds hidden from the outside world, which might give away its true nature.
When Slovak officers arrive, they act quickly, arresting 47 people involved in the production of illegal cigarettes. Many of these dangerous products would have crossed the Channel into the UK black market. The raid was the result of close cooperation between the HMRC team based at the British Embassy Vienna and the Slovak authorities.
Our Fiscal Crime Liaison Officers are part of a global network responsible for stopping crimes that hurt the UK’s tax revenues. There are 47 HMRC officers posted in 37..Read more
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Foreign Affairs Committee
Britain: FCO Skills
Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19
Report, together with formal minutes
relating to the report
Ordered by the House of Commons
to be printed 20 November 2018
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s reputation for diplomatic skill has historically been very strong. But a continuing lack of clarity over the FCO’s purpose and role ingovernment, including confusion over the meaning of Global Britain, threatens to have detrimental effects on the skills of its staff, and puts at risk the prestige of the FCO as an employer. We again call on the Government properly to define Global Britain and the FCO’s role in delivering it. The FCO also lacks systematic data on the existing skills of its staff and the extent to which they are meeting skills-development targets, and continues to face issues with ‘churn’, meaning expertise is lost when staff move roles. ..