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Global Europe 18-10-2017

EU-India relations come full-circle

For more than a decade, the EU and India partnership had been slow-moving and fragmented, struggling to maintain momentum. The last EU-India summit however shows EU-India relations have come full circle, writes Gauri Khandekar.

Economy & Jobs 06-10-2017

EU, India dust off promise for a trade deal

EU and India leaders promised to take their trade relationship ‘to the next level’ as they met during a summit in New Delhi on Friday (6 October) - but with some strings attached.

Freedom of thought 04-10-2017

EU must demand respect for human rights in trade talks with India

The Indian government must guarantee the security of religious minorities if it wants to conclude trade deals with the EU, writes Lars Adaktusson.

A Hindu woman takes ritual bath in the river Ganga on April 23, 2011 in the holy city of Varanasi, India [Shutterstock]
Trade & Society 11-04-2016

EU turns a blind eye to growing human rights concerns in India

Founded with the vocation to bring peace and prosperity, the EU has a global responsibility to promote human rights. It should be fulfilling this responsibility beyond mere lip service, writes Sophia Kuby.

Trade & Society 31-03-2016

EU-India: Technology transfer, a winning token to access new markets

Together Europe and India can scale clean tech at optimum cost into other developed and emerging markets, argues Leena Pishe Thomas.

Trade & Society 24-03-2015

India ready to revive trade talks with the EU

In a move to resume negotiations for a free trade agreement with the EU, Nirmala Sitharama, India's Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, said on Monday (23 March) that New Delhi was "ready to talk".

Global Europe 21-05-2014

How Europe Will Benefit from India’s Elections

Europe is poised to benefit from the shift to the centre-rigtht in India's general elections last week, writes Dhruva Jaishankar.

Global Europe 18-01-2013

EU-India free trade deal in final lap, diplomat says

A free-trade agreement between India and the European Union has entered its final stage and negotiators "are looking at a possible conclusion" by spring, the Indian ambassador to the EU told EURACTIV.

Global Europe 27-02-2012

India-EU: Where is Europe’s trade agenda headed?

Internal documents of the European Commission reveal a disgraceful attempt at pushing for higher levels of commitments in trade in industrial goods and agricultural products, services and investment liberalisation and geographical indications under a proposed India-EU free trade agreement, argues Kavaljit Singh from Madhyam.

Health 14-03-2011

Pharma chief: Europe must not fall behind US, emerging countries

Brian Ager, Director-General of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), is leaving his position after 16 years at the head of the trade association. In an interview with EURACTIV, he reflects on his tenure and discusses some of the new legislation and controversies affecting the pharmaceutical industry.