About: Raul Castro

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 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.
Global Europe 28-11-2016

Commissioners at odds over Castro legacy

The death at the weekend of the revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro saw sharp differences of opinion within EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s cabinet.
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 22-03-2016

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights

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".
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.
Global Europe 11-03-2016

EU and Cuba sign deal to normalise ties

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.
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 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 17-07-2015

Steinmeier’s first visit paves way for stronger German ties with Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro received German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter in Havana yesterday (16 July), in a first visit by a German foreign minister to Cuba.
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.
Global Europe 22-04-2015

The EU must condemn rights abuses in Venezuela

The front pages of newspapers last weekend were covered with images of President Obama shaking hands with President Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, writes Dita Charanzová.
Global Europe 23-03-2015

Mogherini visits Cuba to normalise ties

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives in Cuba today (23 March) in a bid to spur sensitive talks aimed at normalizing ties with the Communist island state.
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.

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