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The EU looks at boosting semiconductor trade with Taiwan

Keen to enhance trade relations with Taiwan and tap into the island's semiconductor sector, the European Union is set to hold a virtual trade dialogue on Thursday with the Taiwanese minister for e...

EU approves Poland recovery fund, paving way to pay billions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday approved Poland’s pandemic recovery fund, paving the way for the release of billions of euros in grants and loans, even as lawmakers ...

Taiwan, EU upgrade semiconductor talks to ministerial level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Discussions between Taiwan and the European Union about semiconductor supply chains will be upgraded to the ministerial level, reports said Wednesday (June 1). Top EU t...

Poland: European Commission unlocks COVID funding

The European Commission on Wednesday approved €35.4 billion ($38 billion) in COVID relief funds for Poland, ending a long-running dispute between Brussels and Warsaw. European Commission Preside...

EU says Croatia ready to join eurozone in 2023

Croatia is set to adopt the euro currency from the start of 2023 after meeting all the criteria to join the eurozone, the European Commission announced Wednesday. The switch will make Croatia the 20t...

Hungary's Orban wins exemption in EU Russian oil embargo

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's divisive leader has once again got his own way with the European Union — this time in tough negotiations on Russian oil at a summit in Brussels. An...

EU seeks more clout against sanctioned Russian oligarchs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm entered sensitive legal territory on Wednesday with a proposal to confiscate the frozen assets of oligarchs who try to violate the bloc’s sanctions o...

EU court restores immunity for 3 Catalan lawmakers

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court decided Tuesday to restore the parliamentary immunity for three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in t...

Ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder turns down role on Gazprom board

Gerhard Schröder has rejected a nomination to the board of Russian energy company Gazprom, according to a LinkedIn post from the former German chancellor on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, Russian state...

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

BERLIN (AP) — Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman. His ambitious overhau...

Boris Johnson’s father Stanley becomes French citizen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson, has secured French citizenship. The French justice ministry told the AFP news agency he obtained French nationality on Wednesday, a...

Russian forces turn Donbas in 'hell,' Zelenskyy says — live updates

Zelenskyy says Russia has destroyed the Donbas Ukrainian ambassador in Berlin wonders when German weapons will arrive — with ammunition This article was last updated at 02:09 UTC/GMT Zelen...

Germany's Schroeder loses office amid anger over Russia ties

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers agreed Thursday to strip former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of his office and staff after he maintained and defended his long-standing ties with Russia and its energy s...

Taiwanese gathering in Brussels call for Taiwan’s participation in WHA

Brussels (Taiwan News) — A rally calling for Taiwan’s inclusion in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA) took place Wednesday (May 18) in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by the Taipei Represe...

Legislators from 32 European countries, Canada sign up for Taiwan’s WHA bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 1,504 parliamentarians from 32 European countries and Canada signed a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) backing Taiwan’s bid to attend the Wor...