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Chinese firm to invest 300 mln USD in Zimbabwe's lithium mine: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022
China's Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said Tuesday it will invest around 300 million U.S. dollars to develop the Arcadia hard-rock lithium mine in Zi....

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NPC Constitution, Law Committee deliberates draft amendment to law on local
legislatures, governments: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022
The Constitution and Law Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Monday deliberate....

Europe Might be more Vulnerable than Most to Omicron

At 8:19 PM, on another day of incessant drizzle in Chennai, I clicked on only to see the following headlines captioned boldly on the landing page:

France & Austria Terror Attacks 2020: The Looming Shadow of Islamic Terrorism over Europe

“We [EU Member States] reiterate that terrorism, radicalisation, recruitment and financing related to terrorism are main common threats to the internal security of the EU”.

The 2015 Riga Joint Statemen....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2020

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) strives to ensure relevant geo-strategic discussions by different Expert Groups covering global as well as regional issues. In that vein, the groups hosted by VIF not only focused on foreign relations bu....

EU Budget and Special Economic Package to Fight COVID-19

The EU adopted a Euro 1.074 trillion dollar budget for a seven-year budget cycle from 1921-27 last month. This was combined with a Euro 750 billion package to assist the Member States to recover from the impact of COVID-19 on their economies.1

Interaction with Dr Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Foreign Office

Dr Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Foreign Office, visited the VIF on February 24, 2016 for an interaction that ranged across a wide and varied geostrategic landscape, inter alia, the future of the European Union, German foreign policy....

Interaction with H.E. Martin Ney, Germany’s Ambassador to India

On 19 November 2015, H.E. Martin Ney, Germany’s Ambassador to India, held an interaction with members of the VIF faculty on a broad range of issues, including, among others, the shifting strands in the present world order, the challenge of ISIS-bor....

Seminar on India-Europe Relations

VIF, in collaboration with the Institute for Transnational Studies (ITS), Germany, held a seminar titled ‘Contemporary India-Europe Relations: Prospects and Issues’ on 16 February 2015. Participants to the conference, a mix of diplomatic, securit....

Interaction with Dr. Klaus Lange, Institute of Transnational Studies, Germany

Dr Klaus Lange, Director of the Institute of Transnational Studies, Munich with branches in Italy and Gurgaon, India and Dr Klara Knapp, Deputy Director of ITS interacted with the VIF faculty on 04 April, 2014. Dr Lange shared his perspective on Ukra....

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