On 20 February, Representative Lin met with Dr Charles Tannock MEP at Europe House, where the pair discussed the impact of Brexit on the EU’s internal security. The discussion took place during the launch Dr Tannock’s research paper titled ‘Brexit: The Security Dimension’.
The Representative solicited Dr Tannock’s views on the UK’s future course of action on matters such as Europol, and the European Arrest Warrant, while also discussing the forthcoming withdrawal negotiations and Taiwan’s role in international security. Dr Tannock, a passionate advocate of pan-European security cooperation, is adamant that internal security should be ‘kept separate’ from the Brexit agenda, and that the UK should remain committed to working with Europol and the Schengen Information System.
Representative Lin also met with the Serbian and Slovakian ambassadors to the UK, the High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus to the UK, and scholars from the Centre for European Reform, who each voiced their opinions on the matter.