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It may take '15 or 20 years' for Ukraine to join EU, says France minister
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It may take '15 or 20 years' for Ukraine to join EU, says France minister

Clement Beaune’s comment comes only a few days after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said there were ‘no shortcuts’ to joining and the ascension process ‘is not a matter of a few months or years’

EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens
Sports

EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens

The European Commission's previous outlook expected growth of 4 per cent this year and 2.8 per cent in 2023

India major focus of France's presidency of European Union, says French envoy
India

India major focus of France's presidency of European Union, says French envoy

Lenain was speaking at an event on Friday evening to mark the 35th anniversary of the European Union (EU) Erasmus-plus programme, established in 1987

Evaluating Narendra Modi’s visit to EU and the Indo-Nordic Summit: Many hits, some misses
Opinion

Evaluating Narendra Modi’s visit to EU and the Indo-Nordic Summit: Many hits, some misses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to three European countries — Germany, Denmark and France — and participation in the Indo-Nordic Summit at Copenhagen have prompted much celebration and speculation

European Union nuclear coordinator to visit Iran this week to restore 2015 deal
World

European Union nuclear coordinator to visit Iran this week to restore 2015 deal

The coordinator, Enrique Mora, has played a key role as an intermediary between the US and Iran during a year of on-off talks in Vienna that seek to revive the deal

North Ireland parties urged to work together after Sinn Fein win
World

North Ireland parties urged to work together after Sinn Fein win

It's the first time in Northern Ireland's history that an Irish nationalist party has topped the voting

Ukraine war puts European Union 'at crossroads' on its anniversary
World

Ukraine war puts European Union 'at crossroads' on its anniversary

What began seven decades ago as a trade bloc binding formerly warring nations together, the EU is a political heavyweight funnelling weapons to Kyiv and imposing unprecedented sanctions on Russia

India will be able to seal FTA with European Union by 2023, says Piyush Goyal
Business

India will be able to seal FTA with European Union by 2023, says Piyush Goyal

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said a delegation from Italy including its foreign minister is in New Delhi at present with which he will be having deliberations

Narendra Modi’s Europe visit reaffirms India’s diplomatic heft despite Russian roulette at play in Ukraine
World

Narendra Modi’s Europe visit reaffirms India’s diplomatic heft despite Russian roulette at play in Ukraine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits an emerging 21st century ‘Concert of Europe’ and discovers common ground in India’s ties with the West

Germany expects to quit Russian crude oil imports by late summer
World

Germany expects to quit Russian crude oil imports by late summer

Germany has been under strong pressure from Ukraine and other nations in Europe to cut energy imports from Russia

EU says will not bend to gas 'blackmail' as Russia invades deeper into Ukraine
World

EU says will not bend to gas 'blackmail' as Russia invades deeper into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued his own warning, saying that if Western forces intervene in Ukraine, they will face a 'lightning-fast' military response

Principles that underpin peace, security across world are at stake, cautions EU chief
World

Principles that underpin peace, security across world are at stake, cautions EU chief

Explaining that the war in Ukraine will have an impact on Indo-Pacific, Ursula von der Leyen said that borders should be respected, spheres of influence should be rejected

European Union chief lauds India for being 'powerhouse' in technology
World

European Union chief lauds India for being 'powerhouse' in technology

She also hinted at starting negotiations toward comprehensive trade and investment agreements

Sealed with a kiss! Emmanuel Macron celebrates after historic French election win
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Sealed with a kiss! Emmanuel Macron celebrates after historic French election win

Emmanuel Macron became the first in the country in two decades to win a re-election after he comfortably defeated far-right rival Marine Le Pen. The victory comes as a huge relief for the European Union, which is grappling with Russia's war in Ukraine, its worst security crisis since World War II

PM Modi, European Commission President agree to launch EU-India trade and technology council
World

PM Modi, European Commission President agree to launch EU-India trade and technology council

The decision to set up a Trade and Technology Council will be the first for India with any of its partners and second for the European Union after it has set up with the US

European Union needs to recycle more to hit green energy goals by 2050, says report
World

European Union needs to recycle more to hit green energy goals by 2050, says report

Europe could be self-sufficient for 40 to 75 per cent of its clean energy metal needs by 2050 if it invests heavily now in recycling infrastructure and cuts red tape, said the report

Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi
World

Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi

How the writings of Sri Aurobindo and Alexander Pushkin provide us with a compass that will show us the right direction in this overwhelmingly chaotic world of ours

GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past
World

GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past

As seen in the Modi government’s handling of the Ukraine crisis or Jaishankar’s aggressive diplomacy in the US, it’s obvious that the old order now has to deal with a new India which will talk in its own idiom and walk at its own pace

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes
World

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes

The Ukrainian conflict has clearly brought to the fore the glaring inequalities between five of the world's largest nuclear powers and the rest

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
India

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now

At a time when there are suggestions for India to play a peacemaker's role in the Ukraine war, the South Asian neighbourhood — from Pakistan on the land-side to Sri Lanka on the Oceanfront — is in trouble