EU and India to start trade negotiations, with 2024 target


After more than eight years of stalled negotiations on a comprehensive EU-India trade agreement, the two are set to formally restart talks from mid-June, with the aim to strike an agreement before both head to the polls in 2024.

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Ayurveda: a holistic approach to health and personalized medicine

The Covid 19 pandemic has awakened the desire of going back to the roots and has initiated a strong urge to live a life in proximity with nature.  There is a consciousness to live in harmony with nature and to eschew the use of chemical and artificial substances in our diet and beauty regimen.
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Yoga – India’s gift to the world

Yoga, India’s gift to the world, is an ancient practice that began some five thousand years ago. The idea of an International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014.

EU, India relaunch talks for free trade agreement

The EU and India on Friday (17 June) formally relaunched negotiations to forge a free trade agreement, with the aim of completing talks by the end of 2023. “This partnership will become a defining moment for world trade in the...
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Europe should see opportunity in India’s climate leadership

Climate change will jeopardise development prospects across the world, imposing pressures on economic, social, and political systems that human civilisations have never experienced. Much has changed since the Glasgow climate negotiations at the end of last year. The latest science tells us that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025

India puts ‘new reality’ on display with Davos street show

Bright colours and bold logos proudly signal where India has set up base on the main street in Davos this year, as the country trumpets its pro-business and foreign investment drive. Inside a pavilion on the Swiss Alpine resort’s Promenade...

France and India call for immediate end to Ukraine hostilities

India and France on Wednesday (4 May) called for "an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Ukraine, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi again stopping short of condemning Russia's invasion of its neighbour.

Ukraine on agenda as Indian PM Modi visits Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Europe on Monday (2 May) with New Delhi's refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine set to be a key talking point in meetings with regional leaders.

In Delhi, Von der Leyen warns of Ukraine war impact on Indo-Pacific

Russia and China’s unrestrained partnership is increasingly becoming a threat to the Indo-Pacific region, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday (25 April), in reference to the geopolitical fallout of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “Countries battered by...

EU-India trade talks gain momentum amid Ukraine war

The EU and India are set to announce closer cooperation and an imminent relaunch of negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement on Monday (25 April), as part of Western efforts to help decrease the world's second-most populous country's dependence on Russia, EURACTIV has learned.

Soil conservation must be priority, says Indian leader of new global campaign

There is an urgent need to focus on soil conservation, a global campaign originating in India is arguing in an attempt to highlight the threat to one of nature’s greatest resources.

India’s G20 Presidency – Prioritising an equitable post-pandemic recovery

With its G20 Presidency starting on 1 December 2022, India hopes to play a pivotal role in what it sees as a “Decade of Action”, in view of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, writes Gauri Khandekar.

India calls for more multilateral funding to prepare for future pandemics

India on Thursday (17 February) urged the world’s biggest 20 economies (G20) to make joint efforts to ensure increased multi-lateral funding by global institutions including the International Monetary Fund to prepare for future pandemics. Low middle-income and middle income countries...

India woos Central Asian countries in geopolitical race for influence

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries in New Delhi on Monday (20 December) in what appears to be an effort to compete with the influence of other geopolitical players in the region: Russia, China, and Pakistan.
Climate change 15-11-2021

‘A step in the right direction’: EU reacts to COP26 deal

The United Nations target of containing global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius “remains within reach, but the work is far from done,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission.

EU, India eye deeper cooperation on solar, green hydrogen

Delhi and Brussels have reaffirmed their commitment to expand collaboration on climate change, with the possible launch of a “green hydrogen alliance” on the agenda of bilateral talks next year. With New Dehli targeting net-zero emissions by 2070, the prospect...

Modi says India targets net-zero emissions by 2070

India's prime minister used the COP26 climate talks to announce 2070 as the target for his country to reach net-zero carbon emissions, two decades beyond what scientists say is needed to avert catastrophic climate impacts.

Modi confirms COP26 attendance in boost to summit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the COP26 climate summit, his office confirmed Sunday (24 October), in a major boost for the conference that has already been snubbed by key world leaders.

India reaches milestone of one billion vaccinations

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has achieved a historic milestone of administering 1 billion vaccine doses, mostly India-made, the authorities in New Delhi announced on Thursday (21 October).

Rich nations must commit more than $100 billion in climate fight, says India

Rich nations need to commit much more than $100 billion to help poor countries fight climate change due to their high historical share of emissions, India’s chief economic adviser said on Thursday (30 September), ahead of a UN Climate Change...
Global Europe 13-05-2021

The EU-India Summit: Gearing up for global challenges

The recent EU-India summit has highlighted that the relationship has developed into a mature strategic partnership, writes Gauri Khandekar.
Global Europe 08-05-2021

EU and India relaunch trade quest at COVID-hit summit

The EU and India were set to bolster warming ties at a virtual summit Saturday (8 May) by relaunching long-stalled trade talks and agreeing to work together against the coronavirus pandemic battering the south Asian giant. The devastating wave of...
Global Europe 07-05-2021

India: Europe’s (un)democratic partner

The European Union has been seeking a strategic partnership with India as a counterweight to the rise of China. A key reason offered for this partnership are the shared democratic values of the two powers.

EU Council chief expects an ‘important new chapter’ with India

Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, said on Wednesday (5 May) he hoped that the summit between leaders of the EU and India would open an "important new chapter" between Brussels and New Delhi, despite the "dramatic scenario" of the pandemic.
Global Europe 07-05-2021

Ambassador: Porto summit could be ‘watershed moment’ for EU-India relations

The Porto summit this weekend could be a "watershed moment" for EU-India relations to push for stronger health cooperation in the context of the pandemic, enhanced cooperation on trade and investment, and a partnership on connectivity, the country's envoy to Brussels, Santosh Jha, told EURACTIV in an interview ahead of the EU-India leaders meeting on Saturday (8 May).


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