About: EU-Cuba

Economy & Jobs 17-04-2019

EU threatens WTO action after US paves way for Cuban property lawsuits

The EU has reacted angrily to a Trump administration announcement that Americans to sue foreign firms over seized Cuban property, threatening to take a case to the World Trade Organisation. 
Global Europe 26-11-2018

The double standards of EU’s dialogue with Cuba

By talking only to the Cuban government, and ignoring civil society groups, the EU is allowing the Cuban state to continue its programme of repressing democracy and human rights, write Ariadna Mena Rubio, Rosa Maria Payá and Erik Jennische.
Global Europe 23-11-2018

Spain’s premier breaks ice in Cuba after three decades

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.
Global Europe 16-05-2018

EU, Cuba build ties in face of US pressure

The EU and Cuba signed a renewable energy deal on Tuesday (15 May), a step towards normalising relations in defiance of Washington's continuing hardline stance on Havana.

EU offers to assist Cuba with monetary consolidation

The European Union has offered to advise Communist-run Cuba on consolidating its two currencies, drawing on its experience from introducing the euro, an EU official said on Wednesday during a visit to Havana.

EU foreign policy chief says ‘blockade’ of Cuba not solution

Blockading Cuba is not the solution, the European Union's foreign policy chief said yesterday (3 January) on a trip aimed at strengthening ties with Havana, after Washington tightened restrictions on the island.
Global Europe 13-10-2017

Landmark EU-Cuba deal to take effect from November

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.
Global Europe 07-07-2017

EU-Cuba relations enter new era

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.
Global Europe 23-05-2017

EU and Latin American lawmakers take stock of bilateral ties

Members of the European Parliament and their Latin American counterparts meet today (23 May) and tomorrow in Florence to evaluate bilateral relations and prepare for the next CELAC summit in October. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 16-01-2017

Cuba praises immigration policy, four years after reform

Over half a million Cubans have travelled abroad, 78% of them for the first time, since immigration reforms were passed in 2013. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 12-12-2016

EU, Cuba sign pact to normalise relations

The EU and Cuba on Monday signed a deal to normalise ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.
Global Europe 30-11-2016

EU leaders’ absence from Castro funeral to define future relations?

The turnout at the state funeral of Fidel Castro could perhaps symbolise the state of Cuba's international relations, as European leaders have mostly decided to stay away. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Trade & Society 20-10-2016

European socialists want better Cuba relations, US remains problematic

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.
Global Europe 12-10-2016

Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights

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.
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.
Trade & Society 18-03-2016

EU in Latin America trade push

The EU is in a drive to deepen trade ties with Latin America. It is eager to do business with Cuba, and on the cusp of relaunching negotiations with Mercosur. We will soon start learning what some of the commercial stakes are, in key talks to be launched with Mexico and Chile.
Global Europe 04-03-2016

Mogherini plans Cuba visit as accord nears

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is set to visit Cuba next week for talks that could finalize an agreement on normalizing relations, Havana said on Thursday (3 March).
Development Policy 01-02-2016

Raul Castro on historic visit to France

Cuba's President Raul Castro began an official state visit to France today (1 February), his first ever to Europe, which is being seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation's ties with the West.
Trade & Society 08-01-2016

Germany’s Gabriel in Cuba for trade talks

Germany's Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, has started an official visit to Cuba where he hopes to promote economic and trade relations. EURACTIV's partner EFE 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.
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.
Development Policy 10-09-2015

EU-Cuba talks unlikely to conclude before December deadline

The European Union and Cuba opened a new round of talks on normalizing ties yesterday (9 September) in Havana, taking on the sensitive subjects of politics and human rights.
Development Policy 17-06-2015

EU-Cuba talks progress on trade

The 4th round of EU-Cuba negotiations for a framework agreement for political dialogue and cooperation was held yesterday in Brussels (16 June), making progress in the economic area, but lagging behind on the political dialogue chapter.
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