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Good Bye and Thank you Romania

Peter Thomas served as Head of the Political Section at the British Embassy in Bucharest from June 2009 – June 2014. On leaving Bucharest, he shared some of his thoughts regarding the five years he spent in Romania. At 17:10 on 30 June, our British Airways flight took off from Otopeni, bringing to a close five GREAT years in Romania.  The decision to prolong my stay for an extra year … Read more »Good Bye and Thank you Romania

Securitate & apărare: Londra apreciază perspectiva regională a Bucureștiului

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Un blog semnat de Însărcinatul cu Afaceri Esther Blythe Astăzi (luni 23 iunie) găzduim o vizită importantă, cea a reprezentanţilor Grupului de prietenie româno-britanică din Parlamentul de la Londra. Parte dintr-o suită de evenimente devenite deja tradiţionale pentru relaţia bilaterală, activitatea grupului de prietenie parlamentară a fost sărbătorită în mod special anul trecut prin prezenţa la Bucureşti a Preşedintelui Camerei Comunelor. Lordul Quentin Davies, coordonatorul vizitei curente, care va dura două … Read more »Securitate & apărare: Londra apreciază perspectiva regională a Bucureștiului

Great Britons in Romania: Victor Watkins, Wildlife Advisor, World Society for the Prevention of Animals

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Our new post in the ‘Great Britons in Romania’ is authored by Peter Thomas,  the head of the political section in the embassy. The post is dedicated to a Briton who has made an important contribution to conserving Romania’s wildlife heritage. In May,  I had the pleasure of representing the British Embassy at the official launching of the third enclosure of the Libearty sanctuary at Zarnesti. It was there that … Read more »Great Britons in Romania: Victor Watkins, Wildlife Advisor, World Society for the Prevention of Animals

Great Britons in Romania – BRIAN DOUGLAS

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Today’s guest blogger is Kent Bolton, Hon. Secretary/Treasurer, RCHF (UK) and Hon. Treasurer for the sister foundation in the Netherlands, Stichting RCHF, who tells the story of one of the British volunteers making a difference in Romania. Here is his account: Brian Douglas first traveled to Romania in early 1994, delivering much needed aid, including medical supplies. He was so distressed by the conditions in which so many lived that … Read more »Great Britons in Romania – BRIAN DOUGLAS

What makes Great Britain GREAT – views from the kids

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In today’s guest blog, my colleague in the communications section, Catalina Neagu, talks about the embassy’s involvement in the ‘Scoala altfel’ program. Last week, we hosted the students from School 79, grade VI A, as part of the ‘Scoala altfel’ program. They had a chance to talk about what it means to be a diplomat, find out protocol tips & tricks and they impressed us with their knowledge about the … Read more »What makes Great Britain GREAT – views from the kids

Investing in Romania’s Future

We have invited our colleague in the Political Section Cora Motoc to tell us more about the educational programmes that  the OvidiuRo NGO runs in Cluj and about the embassy’s involvement in their projects.  Romania has 4.89 million school-age people (3-23 years old), out of which only 3.73 million are actually enrolled. This means that almost a quarter of the young people of Romania are not part of the education … Read more »Investing in Romania’s Future

I am volunteer

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Today’s guest blogger is one of our former embassy colleagues and a dear friend, Cosmina Grigore, who now volunteers for Little People Romania. This year, the embassy decided to support their campaign to mark the International Day Against Cancer (4 Feb) and the International Childhood Cancer Day (15 Feb). Read Cosmina’s story: I’ve always wanted to be a volunteer and work with children. It was one of my dreams that … Read more »I am volunteer

Guest blogger Charley Ottley, writer and presenter of ‘Wild Carpathia’

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I am thrilled to have Charlie Ottley as a guest blogger to share his thoughts on filming “Wild Carpathia” and on discovering the fragile beauty of Romanian landscape.  Before its European premiere tomorrow, here’s a glimpse at the second episode “From the Mountains to the Sea”.  While Wild Carpathia 2 is screening in Romania and across the world this week I will be holed up in an edit suite in Spain editing … Read more »Guest blogger Charley Ottley, writer and presenter of ‘Wild Carpathia’

Focus group on Europe: the take from Chevening alumni

This afternoon I will be conducting a focus group with a number of Chevening alumni from a variety of professional backgrounds (press, law, trade, political) to discuss how they perceive UK as a partner in the EU. I look forward to a two-hour long discussion, and hope at the end of it we come up with a list of top three objectives on how to improve local perceptions by September … Read more »Focus group on Europe: the take from Chevening alumni

Shared experience on human rights between Romania and the UK

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office launched yesterday the 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012. I’ve invited Iulian to tell us more about the rights of the disabled and the joint work that could be done between Romania and the UK on this issue: My name is Iulian Craciun and, when they see me, most people refer to me as “disabled”. … Read more »Shared experience on human rights between Romania and the UK