TAIWANESE PRESENCE IN EUROPE

  1. Austria: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Austria
  2. Belgium: Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium
  3. Czech- Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Prague
  4. Denmark: Taipei Representative Office in Denmark
  5. Finland: Taipei Representative Office in Finland
  6. France: Bureau de Représentation de Taipei en France
  7. France : Bureau de Représentation de Taipei en France, Bureau Annexe d’Aix-en-Provence

TAIWAN TWIN SISTER CITIES IN EUROPE

Tainan 

  • Elblag, Poland

Taipei 

  • Prague, Czech Republic (2020)
  • Riga, Latvia (2001)
  • Versailles, France (1986)
  • Vilnius, Lithuania (1998)
  • Warsaw, Poland (1995)

Taitung

  • Debrecen, Hungary

Taoyuan

  • Radom, Poland

21 PROPOSED INITIATIVES FOR EU RELATIONS WITH TAIWAN

  1. Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA).
  2. Participation of Taiwan as an observer in meetings, mechanisms and activities of international bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  
  3. Economic, scientific, cultural, political and people-to-people exchanges, as well as exchanges with the participation of Member State representatives, including at the most senior levels.

EU-TAIWAN POLITICAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

Source: European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs 9/9/2021

MACRON’S FRIENDS AND ALLIES IN BRUSSELS

France will use its EU presidency in the first half of 2022 to promote its ideas on Europe. Many of the key people in Brussels are sympathetic to France.

THE PANDORA PAPERS

Source: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

A massive investigation from more than 600 journalists across the globe sheds new light into the shadowy world of offshore banking — and the high-powered elites who use the system to their benefit.

The exposé, dubbed the "Pandora Papers”, shows how the world's wealthy hide their money and assets from authorities, their creditors and the public using a network of lawyers and financial institutions that promise secrecy.

INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS

ICIJ is a  U.S.-based nonprofit with a global network of reporters and media organizations who work together to investigate the most important stories in the world. Its network encompasses 280 of the best investigative reporters from more than 100 countries and territories. It also partners with more than 100 media organizations, from the world’s most renowned outlets, including the BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Asahi Shimbun, to small regional nonprofit investigative centers.

ENERGY SITUATION IN EU MEMBER STATES

Source: IEA

AUSTRIA

TRUST IN THE MEDIA IN EUROPE

Source: Reuters Institute

Proportion that trusts most news most of the time

BIDEN'S SUMMIT FOR DEMOCRACY

Biden’s Summit for Democracy to be held December 9-10, 2021 aims to bring together the world’s democracies to strengthen democratic institutions, honestly confront nations that are backsliding and force a common agenda. The summit will invite heads of state and key private sector actors, from civil society organizations on the frontlines of the defense of democracy to technology giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google which remain vital for preserving the integrity of modern democratic practices.

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