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An eye on business, EU, US turn the other away from India’s human rights situation

An eye on business, EU, US turn the other away from India’s human rights situation

October 18, 2020

The decision of Amnesty International to shut down its office in India last month following a freeze of its bank accounts ordered by the Indian government over some alleged malpractices drew a rare response from the government of United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson that e...

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Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

September 15, 2020

Last week the UK and Japan announced that they had reached a bilateral free trade agreement that would govern their trade ties from the year 2020 when the UK completed its exit from the European Union and hence also exited the ambit of the EU-Japan trade pact. Both the countries ...

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EU India Virtual Summit 2020: Beating around the bush

EU India Virtual Summit 2020: Beating around the bush

July 19, 2020

Last week has seen yet another EU-India Summit come and go. As in the past two decades, the meet was noticeable only for the absence of any real meat on the table.

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EU-India Virtual Summit a turning point in bilateral ties

EU-India Virtual Summit a turning point in bilateral ties

July 16, 2020

Sunil Prasad, secretary general of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), the apex trade body promoting Indian businesses in EU, has been a keen observer of the development of relationship between the two sides. In an interview, Prasad says that even though there was no pro...

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EU-India virtual summit: Building on mutual strength

EU-India virtual summit: Building on mutual strength

July 13, 2020

Though it may be a virtual summit, Secretary General of Europe India Chamber of Commerce Sunil Prasad says he has high expectations of some real results from EU-India virtual summit meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

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Is Italy turning its back on EU?

Is Italy turning its back on EU?

June 1, 2020

Having been let down by fellow EU members while it was struggling with coronavirus pandemic, Italians are increasingly hostile towards the community, and with fairly good reasons.

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Trump’s trade terror tactics

Trump’s trade terror tactics

March 13, 2020

Hundreds of millions of the world’s poor could be badly hit by Donald Trump’s distorted vision of the global economy and trade. Last month, United States President Donald Trump abruptly ‘reclassified’ over half a dozen nations in terms of their economic status. Overnight,...

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Facial recognition raising hackles

Facial recognition raising hackles

February 11, 2020

Facial recognition is being touted as a major technological breakthrough. Easy to abuse, its adoption needs to be strictly controlled.

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EIFE boost for Skill India Mission

EIFE boost for Skill India Mission

January 21, 2020

A unique, multi-country delegation from Europe visits India to scout for opportunities of collaboration.

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Kashmir: Indian MPs barred, red carpet for European lawmakers

Kashmir: Indian MPs barred, red carpet for European lawmakers

October 29, 2019

Even as the three former chief ministers continue to be incarcerated and thousand others jailed for more than 80 days, Modi government has rolled out a red carpet welcome to the European lawmakers to mobilise global opinion on Kashmir.

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India can help bridge digital divide: Prabhu

India can help bridge digital divide: Prabhu

August 25, 2019

India’s sherpa to G7, Suresh Prabhu, says that India has made unparalleled progress in empowering the masses digitally and India can help other countries bridge their digital divides.

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Tiff over French tech tax may climax at G7

Tiff over French tech tax may climax at G7

August 24, 2019

A trade battle threatens to break out here at Biarritz over the new tax by France on ‘new economy’ companies as an upset US President Donald Trump threatens strong retaliation.

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