EU won’t revoke Taiwanese visa waiver because of fraudsters: envoy

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/03/13
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei, March 13 (CNA) The European Union’s (EU) top envoy to Taiwan on Monday said

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the EU will not revoke the visa-free entry it granted to Taiwan passport holders just because some Taiwanese have engaged in illegal activities in Europe.

Madeleine Majorenko, head of the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), said the EU would never hold the crimes of individuals against Taiwan as a whole, when asked to comment on concerns the EU could revoke the the visa-waiver treatment of ROC passport holders to the Schengen Area, in the wake of several hundred Taiwanese being arrested in the EU for their alleged involvement in telecommunication fraud over the past few years.

“That would absolutely never happen,” she told reporters in Taipei.

“We believe that every person takes responsibility for their own actions and we will pursue them according to all the legal means we have. We will use the full legal system to pursue them.”    [FULL  STORY]

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