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Tag: Sir Ivan Rogers

  • Thursday, January 5th 2017 - 10:06 UTC

    PM May names veteran diplomat as envoy to EU: overcomes mini Brexit turmoil

    Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers

    Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. . Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers, who told staff in his resignation letter they should “speak the truth to those in power”.

  • Wednesday, January 4th 2017 - 09:13 UTC

    UK ambassador to EU steps down criticizing preparations for Brexit negotiations

    Sir Ivan's note to staff, published by BBC, warned the UK “government will only achieve the best for the country if it harnesses the best experience we have”.

    UK's ambassador to the European Union urged British colleagues in Brussels to challenge “muddled thinking and... speak truth to power” as he quit ahead of Brexit talks, according to the BBC. Writing to staff, Sir Ivan Rogers said ministers needed to hear “unvarnished” and “uncomfortable” views from Europe.

  • Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 05:53 UTC

    Brussels says it found 'no breach of EU environmental laws' in activities carried out by Gibraltar

    Gibraltar received the notification via Sir Ivan Rogers, Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the UK's representative office in Brussels

    The European Commission has informed the British Government that it has found no breach of EU environmental laws in the activities carried out by the Gibraltar Government including bunkering activities, the Eastside or Sovereign Bay project and, in particular, the Artificial Reef System in North-West British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.