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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

EU-India summit, Brussels , 30/03/2016

                                          International Summit  30/03/2016  Brussels

Agenda highlights

The EU will host the 13th EU-India summit on 30 March 2016 in Brussels. Presidents Tusk and Juncker will represent the EU at the summit. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström will also be present.

The summit in Brussels will be an opportunity to re-launch relations and make concrete progress on areas of mutual interest, including trade and investment, energy, climate, water and migration.
EU-India partnership

Discussions will focus on the EU-India agenda for action 2020, which will set out concrete priority actions for the EU-India strategic partnership in the next 5 years. Leaders will equally address the ongoing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiationswith an aim to instil some political impetus to the stalled talks.

On migration, the EU and India will welcome the establishment of a common agenda on migration and mobility. This agenda will cover legal migration, irregular migration, international protection and migration and development.

Leaders are expected to adopt declarations on a water partnership and an energy and climate partnership. The summit will also serve to enhance cooperation on counter-terrorism, research and innovation, the digital market and human rights.

Foreign policy

Foreign policy will also be part of the the agenda. Discussions will focus on latest developments in the EU's and India's respective neighbourhoods. This includes the situations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, Nepal, Syria and Ukraine.

Global issues

Leaders are expected to reaffirm the G20's key role in achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth. They are expected to underline the importance of implementing the comprehensive agenda adopted at the last G20 summit.

Both sides should also agree to start a dialogue on the full and swift implementation of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.

The EU-India strategic partnership was launched in 2004. The last EU-India summit was held in Delhi in 2012.

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