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US News The European Union and India will resume their commercial negotiations

22:05  08 may  2021
22:05  08 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

The EU at the top Saturday with India

 The EU at the top Saturday with India © Reuters The leaders of the European Union have a work lunch videoconferencing with the Indian Prime Minister on Saturday. The leaders of the European Union gathered in Porto will have a work lunch videoconferencing with the Indian Prime Minister Saturday, an unprecedented summit although India and the EU institutions are at their fifteenth summit and already have a strategic partnership.

Union-India: the European Union and India will resume their trade negotiations

L'UNION EUROPÉENNE ET L'INDE VONT REPRENDRE LEURS NÉGOCIATIONS COMMERCIALES © Reuters / Yves Herman the European Union and India will resume Their Trade Negotiations

Brussels (Reuters) - The European Union and India have decided to resume their negotiations for a free trade agreement and cooperate more to combat climate change at a summit by videoconference held on Saturday.

Eclipsed in part by the health situation in India, where the coronavirus epidemic is wreaking havoc, the summit brought together the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the leaders of the 27 EU countries, a sign of their concern common to China.

Defense: Brussels associates the USA, Canada and Norway with a military mobility project

 Defense: Brussels associates the USA, Canada and Norway with a military mobility project © Pixabay Defense: Brussels combines USA, Canada and Norway with a military mobility project as part of a project aimed at reducing bureaucratic waiting times for cross-border troop movements, the European Union has filed the participation of the United States, Canada and Norway. It's a size decision. EU Defense Ministers approved Thursday, May 6, the participation of the United States, Canada and Norway, NATO members, a joint project to accelerate the movement of troops in Europe.

"We decided to take over the negotiations for a trade agreement that would meet the current challenges," said India and twenty-seven in a joint statement.

No schedule has yet been set for the resumption of negotiations, frozen since 2013 due to disagreements including the decline in customs duties or patent protection, has New Delhi been clarified.

In parallel, negotiations will also focus on the protection of investments and intellectual property rights, in particular to limit counterfeiting, says the joint communiqué.


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Brussels and New Delhi intend to develop together infrastructure projects in Africa, Central Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, said a head of the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

European Pass Sanitary: Why intense negotiations are in progress before the summer holidays

 European Pass Sanitary: Why intense negotiations are in progress before the summer holidays © Karina Hessland / Reuters A woman shows her QR code of the German application Luca, equivalent of Allanticovid. The European Pass must be operational before the end of June. Within the European Union, the negotiations are intense concerning this certificate.

Blocks also intend to strengthen their cooperation in the field of sustainable connectivity, the European Commission has indicated the European Commission in a separate statement.

"Several models compete for development, infrastructure, trade and governance," says Josep Borrell, the top EU representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

"The European Union is the most integrated region in the world and we are proud of how we have improved the lives of European citizens through an international standards, sustainability and common rules approach."

The EU-India partnership in connectivity is the second partner of this type, after that signed with Japan in September 2019, recalls the Commission.

"This partnership (...) opens a new chapter in our relations. While the coronavirus continues to cause terrible ravages, we must also use ourselves to rebuild in better," says the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen , in the press release.

(Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski, with Alasdair Pal in New Delhi, French version Tangi Salaün)

Nepal, Neighbor in India, confronted with an epidemic outbreak of Covid-19 .
© Prakash Mathema / AFP of Nepalese soldiers are waiting to transport the body of a deceased person from the coronavirus to a crematorium in Kathmandu, the 5th May 2021. The Nepalese authorities are confronted with a powerful second wave of the epidemic, which must just as much on its proximity to India than a relaxation of vigilance of its population. With a precarious health system, the worst is to be feared. POSITIVITY RATE OF 44%, 20 CASES Per day per 100,000 inhabitants ...

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