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Complessità istituzionali europee e relazioni UE-Taiwan

The European Union’s foreign policy practice involves multiple institutions and multi-level governance. The resulting complexity in its foreign policy decision-making has allowed it to remain agnostic and interpret the ‘One China’ policy to suit multiple interests.

In September 2022, the Director of the European Union Intelligence and Situation Centre (INTCEN) Jose Casimiro Morgado cancelled a visit to Taiwan. Anonymously sourced reports suggested that Beijing had learned about the planned meeting and had had it cancelled. Another explanation is that Morgado himself cancelled the meeting given Beijing’s belligerent reaction to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

European institutional complexities and EU-Taiwan relations (eastasiaforum.org)