The EU and its Member States are leading the world in overcoming climate and environmental challenges, with a new growth strategy that transforms the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. The European Green Deal is the EU's roadmap for making its economy sustainable and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
In the last few years, EU-India cooperation on foreign policy and security issues has become a prime example of our enhanced ties. However, more can and should be done together. The world is rapidly changing and new challenges present new opportunities for joining our collective efforts.
The internet and digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are transforming our world rapidly. Both the EU and India have set up their respective digital priority policies to harness the new services and networks so that they address global societal challenges, while supporting sustainable and inclusive growth.
26/08/2020 - Foreign policy never stops. But the summer of 2020 has been exceptionally busy, with a seemingly never-ending series of crises: in Lebanon, Belarus, Mali and the Eastern Mediterranean. At the informal Gymnich meeting in Berlin (27-28 August) we must forge a common way forward. It is both urgent and feasible to strengthen Europe’s international clout.
Expressing one’s faith should not be accompanied by acts of violence in any part of the world. Intolerance towards different religions or faiths still drives to conflict, violating Human Rights. On the International Day commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, the EU pays tribute to all the victims.
21/08/2020 - Last Monday I opened the Summer University of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander (Spain). We mostly discussed the consequences of the current crisis for Europe and the world. At this stage, the risk seems serious that it destabilises many developing countries and strengthens a trend towards authoritarian regimes. In this context, Europe has a key responsibility to defend effective multilateralism and help developing countries in need.
In order to facilitate engagement, education and empowerment of Indian youth about the challenges of Climate Change, the 2nd edition of ‘Youth Climate Conclave’ (YCC) is being organized as part of the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) project with Ministry of En
13/08/2020 - The situation in Belarus has become a matter of grave concern. After last Sunday's Presidential elections, Alexander Lukashenko and the Belarussian authorities must stop the repression against the Belarus people and open negotiations with the wider society. Over the last months, the Belarusians have clearly shown that they long for democracy and respect for human rights. A substantial political change is a precondition for further development of the relations between the EU and Belarus.
The aspirations of young people around the world need to be at the core of our political, social and economic development debate. Protecting and fighting for youths’ equal rights, particularly in developing regions, contributes to a fairer and more sustainable development. On the International Youth Day, the EU highlights the importance of giving voice to the young people and empowering them to better address the challenges of the future.