Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicEuropean Union

Topic: European Union

EU snubbed Pakistan Army chief’s request to join landmark meeting with Indo-Pacific in Paris

Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa’s request for a one-on-one meeting with Josep Borrell Fontelles, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, was also turned down.

China bigger threat than Russia-Ukraine crisis: Jaishankar hints to EU at Indo-Pacific meet

Jaishankar says Paris meeting, called Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, amid serious crisis in Europe reflects the importance EU attaches to Indo-Pacific.

India’s position on Russia-Ukraine to come under pressure at EU’s Indo-Pacific forum

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is in Paris to attend Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in Indo-Pacific. Foreign ministers from EU & 30 other countries are attending.

US prepares ‘mother of all sanctions’ against Russia but can’t miss Putin’s hold over Europe

Russia’s use of trade to create dependencies has given it a strong hand–one that the US and Europe have limited options to counter.

US pushes EU to ready Russia sanctions on energy and banks if Kremlin attacks Ukraine

It’s not clear if the economic measures would dissuade Vladimir Putin from attacking Ukraine if he continues to view NATO outreach to Kyiv to be an existential threat.

India must revisit its 2011 Competition Policy draft. EU, Australia, and Japan are ahead

A holistic National Competition Policy has the potential to aid efforts in removing entry barriers restricting the participation of MSMEs.

India, EU discussed need to engage with Taliban but no recognition yet: EU special envoy

Tomas Niklasson, Special Envoy of the EU for Afghanistan, says they are planning to reopen their mission in Kabul with limited diplomatic staff for carrying out relief work.

Vaccine inequity can lead to more Covid variants, waive IP rights immediately, India warns WTO

New variant Omicron has put ‘spotlight’ back on the fact that there exists ‘discrimination between vaccinated and unvaccinated people’, India said at a WTO meet in Geneva.

Google loses appeal against €2.4 billion fine. Tech giants must rethink their business models

The internet as we know it – in which most services are free to use but consumers pay by giving away their private data – may come to an end.

Here’s all you need to know about EU’s carbon border tax and what it means for trade

For far too long, trade and environment regimes have evolved in parallel, and collaboration across the two communities has been unsatisfactory.

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Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

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.