Press Trust of India
| Wednesday February 22, 2017, New Delhi
The European Union today said it is ready to accommodate more Indian IT professionals and denounced any form of protectionism in global trade, amid anxiety over the Trump administration's possible clampdown on H1B visa. Pushing for deeper trade ties with India, a delegation of European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs also expressed "regret" over failure by both sides to resume the stalled dialogue to firm the long-pending EU-India trade and investment pact. Criticising the new US government's protectionist rhetoric which triggered fears in Europe as well, head of the delegation David McAllister said Europe is "open" for allowing more Indian professionals who are high on demand.