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China cries foul at EU report backing closer Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Thursday (Oct. 21) lashed out at the European Parliament for "obstinately adopting" a report that calls for closer relations between the EU and Taiwan. ...

European Parliament ready to 'upgrade' Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament has approved its first-ever report on EU-Taiwan relations during a plenary session on Wednesday evening (Oct. 20). The report, titled "EU-T...

EU lawmakers push to 'upgrade' ties with Taiwan

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for strengthening the EU's ties with Taiwan, the bloc's legislature said in a statement. The move comes amid heightened tensi...

European Commission VP underscores importance of Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager delivered a pro-Taiwan speech during a European Parliament plenary meeting discussing a report on EU...

EU calls Taiwan 'important economic partner' but rules out diplomatic recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell said on Tuesday (Sep. 28) that the EU considers Taiwan an “important economic partner,” though there ar...

Australian PM claims he said France sub deal could be scuttled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said France was informed of its decision to scrap the US$40 billion (NT$1.11 trillion) deal with the European country’s Nava...

Lithuania’s support for Taiwan could sway more EU countries: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Recent actions by the European Union and Lithuania regarding Taiwan may spell trouble for EU-China relations, according to a report by the BBC. The first reason for the...

European MEPs call for stronger EU-Taiwan ties, warn of China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — MEPs from the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Sept. 1) adopted a report calling for a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with Taiwan...

European Parliament to discuss name change for EU office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The representative office of the European Union (EU) in Taiwan could soon add either the name “Taipei” or “Taiwan” to its official title if the Eur...

Membership in EU's pro-Taiwan group sees rapid growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a little over a year, the "Formosa Club," which was established by the European Parliament and the parliaments of Britain, France, and Germany, has expanded t...

2 EU resolutions call for members to 're-examine engagement policies with Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union (EU) on Wednesday passed two resolutions that called for continued support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations and also encour...

Taiwan has once-in-a-lifetime chance to forge new alliances

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Not too many English-speaking Taiwan observers will be keen readers of the French newspaper Le Monde. But, if they were, they would have spotted an article earlier this...

EU thanks Taiwan for swift delivery of 1.6 million medical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Union officials have publicly thanked Taiwan for swiftly delivering desperately needed medical masks as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to exact a heav...

EU backs Taiwan's inclusion in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the China coronavirus spreads globally and after Canada and Japan expressed support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), the European ...

Taiwan-EU trade in goods hit record high in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Trade between Taiwan and the European Union (EU) reached 51.9 billion euros in 2018, hitting a historical high, according to the EU-Taiwan Relations 2019 report published ...