Enhancing EU–India Connectivity: Towards New Spice Routes

Author
Patryk Kugiel
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The approaches of the EU and India to the connectivity between Asia and Europe largely converge. Both the Union and the country emphasize the importance of maintaining the highest international standards in infrastructure projects, share similar concerns regarding China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and implement their own ambitious transregional transport projects in their respective neighbourhood. Comprehensive cooperation on connectivity may become a key element of their strategic partnership, help promote regulatory standards, and boost economic cooperation. Better connectivity between Europe and India is also in Poland’s interest.
Topic
Bilateral Relations, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Trade, Economic Cooperation
Political Geography
China, Europe, South Asia, India, Poland, European Union