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  • Girish Kotecha asked: What are the opportunities and challenges for the India-EU relationship in the context of Brexit?

    Rajeesh Kumar replies: The United Kingdom (UK) is due to leave the European Union (EU) on October 31, 2019. Undoubtedly, the British exit or Brexit will have an enormous impact not only on the economic prospects of the UK but also that of Europe and the world. However, the implications of Brexit will largely be shaped by the nature of the divorce deal. The impact of the British exit with a deal will be different from a no-deal divorce. For this reason, it is difficult to predict India's relationship with the EU following Brexit.

    EU–China and EU–India: A Tale of Two Strategic Partnerships

    More than a decade has passed since the European Union (EU) signed strategic partnerships with China (2003) and India (2004). The EU’s ‘honeymoon’ with China was over within a few years while cooperation on truly strategic issues with India is yet to emerge. The core of both these relationships is still economics.

    July 2014

    The Eurozone Crisis and India-EU Ties

    In the absence of even an FTA, the main challenge before policy makers from India and the EU will be to continue justifying the relevance of a strategic partnership to their respective constituencies.

    February 07, 2012

    The EEAS and the EU-India Strategic Partnership

    Seen from this part of the globe, it is indeed relevant to have a preliminary analysis of the EU-India strategic partnership after the EEAS has formally come into existence.

    July 22, 2010

    EU-India Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: Post-Lisbon Prospects

    Since both India and EU face the same threat of religious radicalism at home and from across the border, focused cooperation on this issue must be given serious thought.

    February 26, 2010

    The EU-India Helsinki Summit

    The Seventh EU-India Summit will be held on October 13th in Helsinki. The annual summits take place alternately in New Delhi and in the capital of the incumbent European Union presidency - at present held by Finland - under the existing framework of EU-India relationship, which was given the shape of a 'strategic partnership' at the EU-India Summit of 2004 in The Hague. The Joint Action Plan (JAP) adopted at the New Delhi Summit in 2005 was a comprehensive programme of EU-India engagement in the coming years.

    October 10, 2006

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