Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicEuropean Union

Topic: European Union

Russia’s aggression already being felt in Indo-Pacific, says European Commission President

At Raisina Dialogue 2022, Ursula von der Leyen touched upon crucial issues like democracy, Russia and China's all-weather friendship, and the heavy cost of the Ukraine war.

EU pushes for energy cooperation with India as it aims to ‘diversify away’ from Russian oil

At a meeting with PM Modi, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed a keen interest in partnering with India in its quest for renewable energy.

Indian backdoor for Russian oil weakens calls for European ban

India’s diesel exports in March were highest since April 2020 when it hit 847,000 barrels a day, according to Jane Xie, a senior oil analyst at data and analytics firm Kpler in Singapore.

European Union leaders likely to warn China on support to Russia

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said China had a 'special responsibility' to demand that Russia respect international law and to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Biden meets EU leaders in Brussels, talks sanctions, commitment to transatlantic unity

An official said that Biden delivered powerful closing remarks and spoke on why Europe – the EU, NATO, the transatlantic alliance– is important to the US.

Indian missile must bring self-reflection to Pakistan. Imran Khan should keep EU, US close

The 'accidental' missile launch emphasises one key aspect of India-Pakistan relations. Nuclear powers can't afford accidents and misunderstandings.

How US & allies’ potential sanctions on Russian oil & gas could hit life in Europe

Sanctions on energy imports from Russia could have complicated effects on oil & gas supply chains globally, and in Europe, living standards and economic activity could be impacted.

Now, Europe seeks higher defence spending but years of cuts & ‘neglect’ haunt militaries

Many countries have announced defence budget hikes, with Germany ending decades-old freeze. But ambitions will have to be balanced with legacy of underspending, capacity issues.

Russia-Ukraine war is setting ‘risky’ precedence for Indo-Pacific, EU envoy to India says

In an exclusive interview, EU Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto says the economic sanctions imposed by the EU, the US and other nations on Russia are ‘already biting’ Moscow.

West’s bid to shut down Russian economy normally an ‘act of war’, says India’s ex-envoy to Moscow

In an interview, former Indian ambassador to Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma says this is no longer a war between Russia and Ukraine, but between Russia and the US.

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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