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.
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.
Today, Europe continues to show worldwide leadership by ensuring, in line with its 45% share in the project, that the necessary resources are provided to the project for the completion of the construction phase of ITER. This will allow for the first experiments to start in 2025 and to continue towards full operation by 2035.
The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 104 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation.