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Visit: Members of European Parliament at a press meet in Bangalore on Wednesday. — Photo: K. Gopinathan
Visit: Members of European Parliament at a press meet in Bangalore on Wednesday. — Photo: K. Gopinathan

A delegation of Members of European Parliament was here on Wednesday seeking to explore possibilities of cooperation in e-governance and information technology.

“Investments in e-governance is growing in Europe and India and the delegation is looking at business opportunities, sharing of ideas and concepts,” chairman of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection Malcolm Harbour, who is leading a nine-member delegation, told reporters here on Wednesday. “We are facing similar challenges that the federal government is facing here. Public sector (e-governance) can play an innovative role in finding solutions in transport, green solutions, health and others, and there is no harm in joint development and innovation,” he added. Mr. Harbour also felt that manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, energy, transport and low-carbon technologies such as wind power technology offers immense growth potential between the European Union and India.

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