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Global Europe 13-09-2019

Cubans fear return to 90s austerity amid cuts

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.
Global Europe 21-03-2016

Obama in Cuba on historic visit

President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday (20 March) at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in US engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Cold War foes.
Agrifood 14-03-2016

France gathers Eastern allies to take on agricultural crisis

The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 11-03-2016

Greek agriculture minister: EU must change stance on trade agreements

The European Union should change its negotiation tactics regarding trade agreements with third countries and better defend member states, Greek Minister of Agricultural Development Evangelos Apostolou told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

Paris ups anti-Brussels rhetoric over farming row

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls challenged Europe over the agricultural crisis on Monday (8 February), as farmers stepped up their protests against low meat prices. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 06-01-2016

Socialist MEPs visit Cuba, plead for stronger ties

On a visit to Cuba, MEPs from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group pleaded for the European Union to develop a more structured relationship with the Communist country.
Agrifood 10-12-2015

Time to reconsider EU sanctions against Moscow, say German farmers

The EU should reconsider its sanctions against Moscow due to the Ukraine crisis, as the farming sector is struggling, the German Farmers' Association (DBV) told EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 05-11-2015

US to remove sanctions on EU firms who do business with Cuba

The EU is speaking with the US about the extraterritorial application of Washington's embargo on Cuba, Herman Portocarero, the head of the EU delegation in the Communist country, said on Wednesday (4 November).
Development Policy 03-11-2015

Spain bolsters relations with Cuba via debt deal, new agreements

Spain and Cuba yesterday (2 November) reached agreeed to refinance the island's short-term debt, signing several accords during the visits of Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos and Industry Minister José Manuel Soria.
Global Europe 15-10-2015

US governors ask Congress to end embargo on Cuba

The governors of nine predominantly-agricultural US states asked Congress to lift the embargo on Cuba, given the importance of that country as a prospective market for many US food products.
Agrifood 21-09-2015

Eric Andrieu: ‘Agricultural aid helps the biggest companies’

The French lawmaker believes that the European Commission's response to the farming crisis will penalise small farmers, and help big business, without solving the problem.
Agrifood 08-09-2015

Commission targets new Asian markets for EU dairy exports

A €500 million agricultural aid package adopted by the European Commission on Monday (7 September) will aim to develop new dairy export markets in Asia, an EU source said.
Economy & Jobs 25-08-2015

Russia tells retailers to withdraw some foreign detergent brands

Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday (25 August) that it had ordered retailers to withdraw detergents produced by several foreign consumer groups.
Competition 28-07-2015

French farmers warn of further protests, as blockades sparks anger in Germany

French farmers furious over falling food prices stopped as many as 400 lorries bringing produce from Germany for several hours on Monday (27 July), as a similar protest took place near the Spanish border.
Global Europe 18-12-2014

EU hails ‘historic turning point’ in Cuba

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall reunited Europe, the European Union hailed a "historic turning point" in the Caribbean with the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.