EU-India Agenda for Action 2020:
Both sides endorsed the agenda to create a concrete road-map for the EU-India Strategic Partnership for the next five years.
EU-India Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA):
Both sides agreed to further the negotiations on an early conclusion of the BTIA.
Both sides adopted a Joint Declaration on Counter-terrorism to step up cooperation to counter radicalisation and violent extremism.
G20 Skills Strategy:
Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to implement the G20 Skills Strategy and also expressed an intention to organise a high-level skills seminar.
India-EU Water Partnership:
The Joint Declaration was adopted in this regard to enhance cooperation on environment issues, including on the 'Clean Ganga' and 'Clean India' flagship programmes.
India-EU Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement:
Both sides agreed to extend this agreement until 2020 to boost innovation and research in India and Europe.
India-EU FTA: Where things stand
India and the European Commission initiated negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) called the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement(BTIA) in 2007.
Since then 16 rounds of talks have been held at the level of chief negotiators.
Negotiations suspended since the 16th round, held in 2013.
Sticking points: India eliminate duties on automobiles and wines & spirits; India wants data security status (crucial for India′s IT/ITeS sector to do more business with the EU firms) and easier temporary movement of services professionals.
Helena Konig appointed in January 2016 to impart momentum; the two sides met in January and February in New Delhi and Brussels, respectively to take stock.
In June 2016, commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman met her EU counterpart, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in Paris where the two discussed ways to move the negotiations forward.
October 2016: German Ambassador Martin Ney expressed optimism over negotiations to resume by the year-end.