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EU Parliament backs Lithuania

The European Parliament has called on EU member states to follow Lithuania’s example and open trade offices in Taipei. EU countries should generally strengthen trade with Taiwan, MEPs demanded in a joint text on Thursday. The parliamentarians thus backed Lithuania. The latter’s plans for a “Taiwan trade office” had caused outrage in Beijing – also because “Taipei” did not appear in the name as usual. According to media reports, the Lithuanian trade office has already started its work, the head has already entered the country, and has been released from quarantine, but the office itself has not opened.

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