Today, in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand’s Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. The first formal round of talks between the respective sides’ teams of negotiators will take place in Brussels from 16 to 20 July.
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.
€1.0 bn deficit for EU28.
Today’s Joint Communication on hybrid threats informs the European Council of the work already under way and areas where efforts should be intensified. It is up to EU Member States, the Commission and the High Representative to ensure a swift follow-up.
This morning Commissioner Cecilia Malmström spoke at a roundtable event attended by First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv, organised by SME Europe and several partners.