Brüssel, 5.12.17. – India, Europe and Brexit – Living in uncertain times


We, as members of Friends of Europe, are delighted to invite you to join us for our upcoming Policy Insight “” that will be held on Tuesday, 5 December from 15:00 to 16:15 in Brussels. The Policy Insight will be held within the framework of the Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS), organised by the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC).

Britain and the European Union have started the long and painful negotiations on Britain’s exit from the Union – but the outcome of the Brexit talks remains uncertain. While her officials do battle in Brussels and London, British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to consolidate old and new partnerships for her “Global Britain” agenda of international free trade deals to compensate for any fall in trade with the EU27. Given the lack of clarity on the outcome of the negotiations – and fears that Britain may in the end leave the EU without a deal – many businesses have started to move from Britain to new headquarters in Europe. In this scenario, India has a stake as both the UK and EU are keen to start a free trade agreement.

– What opportunities and challenges does India see in Brexit?
– Six months after the start of Brexit negotiations, are we getting any clarity regarding the future of EU-UK-India relations?
– Will Germany replace the UK as India’s gateway to the European Union?

Pratik Dattani, Managing Director of EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting and Director of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (2014-2017), United Kingdom
Bhaswati Mukherjee, Author of “Dynamics of India – EU Relations: Building on Challenges and the Way Forward”
John Verzeele, Director of Flanders Investment and Trade

Please send a mail for if you are interested to join the discussion.

Should you have any questions before the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you.


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