Given the importance of an EU-India FTA to both sides, it may be time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her political capital to lean on EU bureaucrats to be more flexible, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: Germany, as India’s largest trade partner in the European Union after the UK, has the biggest stake in seeing through a good FTA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can play a key role in reopening the stalled talks on [...]
The 2 + 2 dialogue will give both India and the US the opportunity to iron out issues around sanctions and find some common ground.
British Indian voters may well roll in that magic number in the UK election campaign’s game of political snakes and ladders.
India-Germany ties remain strong with increasing cooperation on climate change, sustainability, combating terrorism, digital transformation and artificial intelligence. Though Chancellor Merkel still has a few years before she steps down, her legacy will depend as much on how successful she is in building long term strategic relations with India as it will be on managing turmoil in Europe. Under her and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the bilateral relationship has gone beyond the nuts and bolts of clinical engineering and [...]
Bernhard Mattes is the President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) – a representative body for the country’s auto manufacturers and component suppliers. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he addresses a range of issues from the sluggish India-EU free trade agreement talks to the scope for Indian suppliers to expand into the region. What is the kind of impact you foresee Brexit having on India-EU ties? Brexit is a topic we are viewing with great [...]