Last year, the European Union and India celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations. In this time, EU–India relations have evolved significantly, now encompassing not only trade and development but foreign and security policy, energy, climate change, environment, transport, research and innovation, education, as well as people-to-people contacts.
Marie-Anne Coninsx, the European Union’s Ambassador at Large for the Arctic, is visiting Japan on 18-20 June, 2018.
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The Meeting covered a broad range of areas of cooperation between Singapore and the EU, in the context of the finalisation of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, Investment Promotion Agreement and Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Broader ASEAN related issues were discussed in preparation of Singapore’s upcoming role as ASEAN coordinator for relations with the EU as of August 2018.
Issues discussed included trade and investment, security cooperation, economy, climate change, and energy
Ten years after the EU’s first landmark report on climate change and security, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, will host the high level event Climate, Security and Peace: The Time for Action on 22 June in Brussels.
EU High Representative Mogherini is launching a Global Tech Panel (#GlobalTechPanel) to bring together leaders from the tech industry, representatives of the private sector, academia and civil society. The aim of the Global Tech Panel is to foster new types of cooperation between diplomacy and technology, and to start a genuine conversation about not just tackling the threats of the digital age, but also unleashing its potential to solve global problems together.
The EU is strongly committed to the stability and prosperity of Moldova. Thanks to a trade agreement in the framework of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme, trade between the EU and Moldova increased a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova’s total trade. Meeting on 3 May, EU High Representative Mogherini and Moldovan PM Filip discussed further steps needed in order to translate increased trade volumes into tangible benefits for citizens.
The project entails the detailed design and construction of a new quay, offset from the existing quay, and demolition as necessary of the existing quay. The port’s yard area will be extended and dredging works will be carried out, allowing larger vessels into the harbour and increasing overall port capacity. The interventions will mean an increase in the port’s safety and environmental performance in the handling of goods, and overall improvement of the efficiency of port operations.
The EU and Japan have concluded negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement. Complementing the new economic deal agreed in December liberalising trade, the political deal aims to facilitate common solutions to common challenges, such as climate change, energy supply and threats to security. It will help the EU and Japan to jointly promote peace, stability and prosperity globally, as well as an open international system.