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10th June 2016 Paris, France

John Sykes

by John Sykes

Football Liaison Officer, Paris

Kick start your trip to Euro 2016

It feels like a long time since the groups were announced in the draw last December as we eagerly await the weekend’s opening games, looking in on the teams final training sessions with anticipation. Whether you’re watching from the comfort of your own home, your local pub, or soaking up the atmosphere across the channel, […]

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21st April 2016 Paris, France

Martin Redmond

Consular Communications Team, London

50 days to Euro 2016!

Today marks 50 days until the start of the European Championships in France, and as kick off draws nearer the excitement is really starting to grow. The international friendly matches over Easter provided us with a taste of how each team’s preparations were coming along. And in just a few weeks – once the domestic season is done […]

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14th March 2016 Paris, France

John Sykes

by John Sykes

Football Liaison Officer, Paris

Euro 2016: Brush up on your tactics

There are less than 100-days to go until UEFA Euro 2016 and excitement is building across Europe as we head towards 10 June and the start of the tournament. With a record three home nations qualifying for this year’s competition, we’re expecting an unprecedented number of fans to make the short trip to France to […]

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23rd December 2015 Paris, France

Beatriz Martinez

Policy adviser for Trade, Investment and Innovation, UKDel OECD, Paris

COP21: three trends towards fundamental change

Solutions COP21 event, Grand Palais

With considerable justification, COP21 has been widely hailed as a success. It reached a legally-binding agreement that aims to keep global warming well below 2 degrees, with a review-mechanism towards ever more ambitious targets, and financial commitments to support developing countries on their path towards environmental sustainability. This agreement is far better than most could […]

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11th December 2015 Paris, France

Kate Hart

Development and climate change officer

COP21: the best things come to those who wait

The UK office during COP21, Le Bourget

This time last week we were at the start of COP21. The conference centre was smelling of woodchip (you can really tell how hard France have worked at making COP21 sustainable), there were still freebies being handed out, delegates were relatively smiley and positive (directly proportional to the quality/quantity of freebies and coffee, I have […]

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21st April 2015 Paris, France

Peter Ricketts

by Peter Ricketts

Ambassador to France from February 2012 to January 2016.

The modern diplomat

DHM Kara Owen with ENA group, April 2015

In this guest blog, Deputy Head of Mission Kara Owen discusses what it is to be a modern diplomat, after a talk at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris.

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5th March 2015 Paris, France

Peter Ricketts

by Peter Ricketts

Ambassador to France from February 2012 to January 2016.

Climate: Franco-British collaboration for a low carbon future

Hinkley Point C

I had the opportunity to open a conference of the nuclear energy industry between Britain and France, looking at a low carbon future. It made me think about the way these two hugely important issues come together. How do we ensure a low carbon future for the planet and keep global warming under control and […]

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23rd February 2015 Paris, France

Peter Ricketts

by Peter Ricketts

Ambassador to France from February 2012 to January 2016.

The Global Law Summit and the legacy of the Magna Carta

Global Law Summit 2015

This year of 2015, we celebrate the 800th anniversary of one of the founding documents of English law, the Magna Carta. This was agreed between King John and his rebel barons in 1215. And actually one of the prominent barons at that time was Prince Louis, who went on to be King Louis VIII of […]

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