The United States on Tuesday (31 March) offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaidó.
Havana awoke Thursday (12 September) to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Díaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions.
The European Union is committed to helping Cuba develop its economy, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday (10 September), during a three-day trip to Havana, even as the United States hikes sanctions on the Communist-run island.
The European Union is ready to counter potential US sanctions against European companies in Cuba, the bloc's top diplomat said on Thursday (2 May), following Washington's reactivation of parts of the legislation that would allow US citizens to file lawsuits against investors in the island.
US President Donald Trump's administration is brandishing the threat of sanctions against foreign companies "trafficking" with Cuba, a move hitherto mothballed by Washington so as not to offend allies.
The European Union said Wednesday (23 January) that the voice of the Venezuelan people "cannot be ignored" and called for "free and credible elections" after the South American country's parliament leader declared himself interim president on Wednesday (23 January).
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday (16 January) to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.
Spanish premier Pedro Sánchez has embarked on the first official bilateral visit by a Spanish leader to Cuba in 32 years on 22-23 November, at a time when the Communist-run island is looking towards Europe as its ties with the United States fester.
A landmark cooperation deal between the EU and Cuba will take effect on 1 November, Brussels said on Thursday (12 October), a major step towards normalising ties as tensions run high between Havana and the US.
The European Parliament on Wednesday (5 July) greenlit a new political dialogue and cooperation agreement between the EU and Cuba, marking the beginning of a new era of relations between Brussels and Havana. EURACTIV Spain reports.
President Donald Trump will on Friday announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on US business dealings with the island’s military, rolling back parts of former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Havana.
The head of the S&D group has called on the EU to quickly implement its agreement with Cuba and has ramped up the pressure on the US to lift its sanctions against the Caribbean nation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent on respecting human rights. EURACTIV Spain reports.
US President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island yesterday (21 March), publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at US "double standards".
The EU and Cuba signed a deal Friday to normalise relations, including a deal on the delicate issue of human rights - a breakthrough just ahead of US President Barack Obama's historic visit to the island.
US and Cuban government officials met again yesterday (17 February) to strengthen trade ties amid growing interest by the American business community and Cuban calls for Washington to further reduce restrictions.