Tag: William Hague

William Hague
Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Hammond pledges new relationship with EU, reflecting the concerns of the British people

 “I will work with the Prime Minister and Chancellor to negotiate significant reform in how the European Union works”

Incoming Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond praised his predecessor and promised to lay the ground for “a new relationship between Britain and the EU; one that promotes our national interest and reflects the concerns of the British people”.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 00:59 UTC

Euro-skeptic tainted cabinet with Philip Hammond as Foreign Secretary

The choice of Hammond sends a powerful signal to Britain's European allies

British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting Euro-skeptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year, among them former defense minister and prominent Euro-skeptic Philip Hammond.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Hague stepping down as Foreign Secretary; Hammond apparent replacement

Hague “not only has he been a first-class foreign secretary; he has also been a confidant, a wise counselor and a great friend” said PM Cameron

William Hague is stepping down as UK Foreign Secretary, the government said on Monday, as Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in an apparent attempt to build a winning team for the general election in May next year.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014 - 23:04 UTC

Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrated in Uruguay

British Ambassador to Uruguay Mr. Ben Lyster-Binns delivering his Queen´s birthday speech at the British Embassy in Montevideo.

Her Majesty the Queen´s 88th birthday was celebrated at the British Embassy in Uruguay when Ambassador Ben Lyster- Binns and his wife Belinda hosted a reception for 300 invited guests.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Argentina pressing Francis over Falklands' dispute, says Vatican expert

Ambassador Castro has asked for a private audience with Pope Francis, which was scheduled for last week

Vatican officials are becoming increasingly irritated with the Argentine government after its ambassador to Britain, who is a vocal critic of the UK policy regarding the Falkland Islands, requested a private audience with the Argentine born pontiff, reports a piece by Edward Pentin, published by Newsmax.com.

Friday, May 9th 2014 - 02:18 UTC

Falklands' governor interview triggers immediate reaction from Argentina

Timerman said he agreed with only one paragraph of the whole interview

Falklands Island's' newly inaugurated governor Colin Roberts phone interview with a Buenos Aires media website released this week has had a great impact in Argentina and as it could be expected received an immediate reply from Hector Timerman's Foreign Affairs ministry, which undoubtedly read every line and every word of the transcript.

Friday, May 2nd 2014 - 08:42 UTC

If EU dumps independent Scotland, 12 countries would be barred from its fishing waters

Prime Minister Alex Salmond during a speech to the College of Europe in Brussels

Scottish First Minister warned that 12 countries could be barred from his country’s waters and would not even be allowed to pass through to reach Norwegian waters if an independent Scotland was refused European Union (EU) membership.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Spanish government vessels incursions into Gibraltar waters reach 600

Guardia Civil vessels in Gibraltar territorial waters

Spanish government vessels have unlawfully entered British territorial waters around Gibraltar more than 600 times since the start of 2013, according to official figures. There were 496 incursions in 2013 and 112 in the first three months of 2014, the figures disclosed by Foreign Secretary William Hague revealed.

Thursday, March 20th 2014 - 03:28 UTC

Malvinas: Argentina understands UK's insistence on tripartite talks, “but UN resolutions prevent it”

Daniel Filmus is convinced Argentina will eventually recover the Falklands

The Telegraph published a long interview with Daniel Filmus recently appointed to head the Argentine government newly created Malvinas Islands Related Issues Secretariat in which he repeats many of the arguments of the Cristina Fernandez administration campaign referred to the Falklands sovereignty claim, using such words as 'colonialism' and 'militarization', and attacking UK's refusal to sit and dialogue as indicated by UN resolutions.

Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:53 UTC

Hague raises UK's concern about illegal Spanish incursions in Gibraltar waters

MP Rosindell brought up the issue in a parliamentary question in Commons

UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, personally raised Britain’s concerns about persistent “illegal” Spanish incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters, it was revealed. Mr. Hague spoke to Gonzalo de Benito, the Secretary of State at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on February 20 on the margins of an emergency meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

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