While the EU-India relationship has a great deal of potential, the major roadblock is the long-term pending EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA). However, India is looking to boost foreign investment and has taken some initiatives in this direction, with the launch of Make in India and Smart City campaigns, the two areas where European businesses have the capacity and even desire to get engaged with India. Centered on it, EICC (Europe India Chamber of Commerce) is organizing Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS) 2015 on September 30 in Belgium. Potentials for investment, the current state of business between the two nations and how it can be further improved and most importantly, long-pending BTIA – have been extensively covered in this special issue of Biz@India, focusing on different sectors like pharma, skill development, etc.
Far from being recognised as the government’s guiding agents in developmental activities, a large section of NGOs and voluntary organisations in India are today being branded as enemies of the State. Is the crackdown on NGOs legitimate or is the government scared of dissent? Stating that Greenpeace India had “continued to violate FCRA (Foreign Contribution … Continue reading NGOs in India →
EU-India FTA to Boost the Relationship The conclusion of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the European Union would give a boost to trade relations in many sectors, ranging from the automotive industry to services, says Maurizio Cellini. This would be the biggest FTA in the world involving more than 1.7 … Continue reading Maurizio Cellini →
Launched in November 2014, Europe India Foundation for Excellence (EIFE) has come a long way within a year with seven projects in three cities and an upcoming international summit on skill development. A nation fails when its elites fail to secure the best education possible for the society and fail to assume the leadership that … Continue reading EIFE One Year of Extensive Growth →
An imminent relaunch of negotiations runs into a fresh roadblock. Can the European Union and India get through the multitude of differences to sign a deal? After a hiatus of nearly two years, trade negotiators from India and the European Union were to get together in New Delhi on August 20 for the resumption of … Continue reading Broad-based Trade & Investment Agreement (BTIA) →