EU-India Strategic Partnership Needs a Reality Check

Author
Patryk Kuglel
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The EU-India Strategic Partnership launched in 2004 has made only modest achievements and needs a thorough rethink. Both sides must reset cooperation and base it on a more realistic footing centred on common interests, such as economic cooperation, global governance, development cooperation, and defence. The resumption of free trade negotiations, the organisation of a long overdue bilateral summit, and more frank dialogue on contentious issues is necessary in order to utilise the partnership’s potential. Poland may use this strategic drift to revitalise bilateral cooperation and play a more active role in reviving EU-India dialogue.
Topic
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Politics, Bilateral Relations, Governance
Political Geography
Europe, India