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The EU-India Connectivity Partnership: Can Brussels step up its connectivity game in the Indo-Pacific? (Andrea Moreschi, ORF)

The beginning of the rollout of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) between 2013–2015 has already redefined the vocabulary of international relations, especially that of engagement between major economic powers and developing nations. The concept of ‘connectivity’ has since then risen to the top of the foreign policy agenda of virtually all global players, including the European Union (EU) and India. Determined, at least on paper, to offer a competitive, more sustainable alternative to the BRI, Brussels and New Delhi have committed to increase cooperation on connectivity initiatives by signing the “EU-India Connectivity Partnership” on 8 May 2021.

The EU-India Connectivity Partnership: Can Brussels step up its connectivity game in the Indo-Pacific? | ORF (orfonline.org)