The European Union plans to counter the polluting use of fast fashion and is warning consumers to stop using their clothes like disposable facial tissues
According to an official press release on the website of the European Council, the EU is taking swift action to make available money to help tackle the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The European parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a debate with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, on stepping up Europe's 2030 climate ambition.
The European Commission has published its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation.
The ECCT's biannual 2023 Europe-Taiwan Telecom Forum was hosted for the seventh time in Taipei. Arranged by the ECCT's Telecom, Media and Content committee, the half-day event brought together telecom and technology industry experts, senior regulatory officials and executives from companies operating in all sectors of the telecom industry and supply chain, including Taiwan’s major telecom operators and equipment suppliers from Taiwan and Europe.
The ECCT's annual Europe Day Dinner was attended by a capacity crowd of distinguished guests including President Tsai Ying-wen, Filip Grzegorzewski, Head of the European Union's (EU) European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan, senior government officials and executives from European and Taiwanese companies. At the dinner, speeches were given by President Tsai, the EETO head and the ECCT chairman.
ECCT member companies across multiple industry sectors are working to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment
A majority of EU governments have agreed to push ahead with plans for more corporate tax transparency, unblocking progress on draft rules that have stalled for half a decade.
The ECCT is ready to support Taiwan to boost the resilience of the economy as well as tackle social challenges.
Members of the European Parliament have endorsed the EU's Climate Law, which was agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions.
In this exclusive interview, Jakub Janda, Director of EVC, the first European thinktank to establish an office in Taiwan, talks about how increasing bilateral exchanges between research institutes in Europe and Taiwan will provide mutual benefits for both sides
By Duncan Levine
The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has adopted a report identifying the security challenges facing the body in the Indo-Pacific
The European Commission has proposed new rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors
The European Council and the European Parliament provisional agreement for making the internet a safer space for European citizens took another important step forward with the provisional political agreement reached on the Digital Services Act (DSA) between the Council and the European Parliament
Leaders across Europe have expressed hope for improved relations with the United States following the inauguration of President Joe Biden on 20 January.
National Central Library Director-General Tseng Shu-hsien says five more Sinology resource centres have been opened in central and eastern Europe.
European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager said today that the European Union will further its engagement with Taipei at a time when China is ramping up its pressure on Taiwan and the island's partners
With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and its most pandemic-battered economies, the Spanish government is laying the groundwork for a new different Covid-19 playbook
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is touting the arrival in Taiwan of a delegation of the European Parliament's international trade committee -- saying it's a sign of the bloc's continuing support for Taiwan.
What the ECCT delegation learnt from the recently-completed Open Door Mission
By Duncan Levine
The head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan says the European Union's strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific is expected to provide more opportunities for cooperation between the EU and Taiwan.
The European Commission has adopted a "Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century" aimed at promoting "a robust, efficient and fair business tax system" in the European Union.
By H Henry Chang
The European Commission has presented the REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The European Parliament has adopted two security policies which include provisions that support Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organisations and which call for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution urging the European Union to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with Taiwan
The European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa, the Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result or recovered from Covid-19.
The European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against Covid-19 as well as to donate to lower and middle income countries or redirect to other European countries, according to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa.
Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Union to strengthen its relations with Taiwan in a resolution that passed with 424 votes in favour, and 14 against, with 46 abstentions.
Following Italy's move to lock down the whole country in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, over the weekend the German government joined a host of other countries in announcing that it will shut its borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark.
EU member states, with the support of the European Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture, according to a press release on the EU's Europa website.
It is not the Grinch who will steal Christmas in Europe this year but the Covid-19 pandemic as a new wave of infections has prompted governments across Europe to impose restrictions on gatherings.
Despite its limitations, the European Union has been an outstanding success story and delivered exceptional value to its citizens and the world
By Duncan Levine
The European Commission has adopted the first strategic plan for “Horizon Europe”, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices.
Members of the European Parliament have endorsed the deal reached with the European Council on revised CO2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans.
The European Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has announced a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coronavirus outbreak.
One of the European Union's highest courts has largely upheld a huge fine issued to Google by the bloc's antitrust enforcers in 2018 over its Android mobile operating system
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company says it was still studying the feasibility of setting up a fab in Europe in response to a media report which said the company will build a plant in Dresden, Germany.
European representatives in Taiwan give their views on the state of the European Union 70 years on from the Schuman Declaration
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday raised its local transmission stage warning to level 2 and announced a ban on large-scale gatherings as it tightened Covid-19 prevention measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid an increase in domestically transmitted cases in recent weeks.
The European Commission has adopted the EU Action Plan: "Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil" – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center has issued Level 2 travel alerts for 10 European and Mid-East countries due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The European Council has endorsed a binding EU target of a net domestic reduction of at least 55% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
Reflections on the state of the European Union 70 years since the Schuman Declaration from the head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan
Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands have announced Tuesday their plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months.
Ahead of International Women's Day, the European Commission published its 2021 report on gender equality in the EU, that shows the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women.
ECCT members are working together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), EU Member State representative offices, local partners and Taiwan authorities in the process to procure and ship medical supplies and equipment to Europe that are urgently-needed to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Members of the European parliament voted in favour of backing an EU-wide 2030 emissions reduction target of 60% (compared to 1990 levels).
European Chambers of Commerce around the world that are members of the European Business Organisations Worldwide Network (EBO WWN) recently surveyed their members to gauge the economic impact of Covid-19 in their respective countries.
Recent elections in France, Sweden and Italy show far-right political parties making big gains. How far will this trend go and what does the future hold for democracy?
By Mike Jewell
The European Commission has projected a contraction of 7.4% in GDP activity for the European Union in 2020.
The European Commission has unveiled the "European Climate Law". According to the EU's official website, Europa, the proposed legislation would enshrine into law the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and its people.
The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed a report to enhance EU-Taiwan relations.
The ECCT's 2020 Europe Day Dinner was attended by over 600 distinguished guests including President Tsai Ying-wen, Filip Grzegorzewski, Head of the European Union's (EU) European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan, senior government officials and executives from European and Taiwanese companies.
The European Christmas Market is bringing the flavours and sounds of Europe to Taipei again
The European Commission has adopted a banking package to help facilitate bank lending to households and businesses throughout the European Union.