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Havana, October 12 (RHC)-- The Cuban Foreign Ministry (MINREX) has termed … delegations from the EU and Cuba exchanged views on peoples… , cultural and economic rights. The Cuban delegation set forth the country … blockade of the island. The Cuban delegation was headed by the … Continue reading
… the U.S. blockade of Cuba before the country's … and Cooperation and Agreement between Cuba and the European Union, Melenchon … this policy once again when Cuba submits a resolution on the … Continue reading
Deutsche Bahn is currently involved with its subsidiary DB Engineering & Consulting in two projects in Iran. Photo: AFP Berlin, August 17 (RHC)-- Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bahn, two state-owned German companies, are following car manufacturer … Continue reading
… of the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States, since … undue humanitarian consequences for the Cuban people."  "We reiterate … non-U.S. company operating in Cuba may be subject to legal … development of commercial ties between Cuba, the European Union and other … Continue reading
Migrants rescued by Libyan coast guards in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: Reuters United Nations, July 5 (RHC)-- Planned new centers around the Mediterranean to handle migrants and asylum seekers will be no silver bullet solution to the European Union's … Continue reading
European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom holds a news conference in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Reuters Brussels, June 1 (RHC)-- The European Union says it intends to launch a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against a U.S. move to impose new … Continue reading
… for International Cooperation and the Cuban Chancellor, signed the Financing Agreement … project. Also, the ratification by Cuba of the Agreement establishing the … of the European Union in Cuba, Alberto Navarro and other officials … Union. On the Cuban side, the Ambassador of Cuba in Belgium, Norma … Continue reading

The European Union (EU) has asked Havana to act as a mediator in Venezuela. "Cuba can play a positive role to prevent negative developments and to reopen the negotiation of a political solution," stated Federica Mogherini.

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… . Brussels, May 16 (RHC)-- Cuba and the European Union (EU … , which was chaired by the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno … and social updating process of Cuba, as well as contribute to … European banks and companies.  The Cuban Foreign Minister thanked the traditional … Continue reading
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend an EU foreign affairs council in Luxembourg on April 16, 2018. Photo: AFP Luxembourg, May 10 (RHC)-- The European Union (EU)'s foreign policy chief has reiterated its support for the 2015 … Continue reading
Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono (third from right) with Eamon Gilmore (second from right), the European Union's (EU) special envoy and others following t Bogota, April 27 (RHC)-- In Colombia, Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londoño, president of … Continue reading
… signed Wednesday on behalf of Cuba an agreement that fosters cooperation … Continue reading
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki Ramallah, March 27 (RHC) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki urged Monday the European Union to take an active role in finding an international multilateral mechanism to sponsor the peace process between … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 26 February 2018 — Several Cubans who remain trapped in the Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport after requesting political asylum have asked the Dutch Government and Pope Francis to mediate before the Immigration Service of that country to grant them refugee status. Last January the Dutch authorities imposed a transit visa requirement for Cubans that has left travelers from … Continue reading "Cubans Trapped In The Netherlands Ask Pope For Help In Obtaining Asylum" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 17 February 2018 — “I do not accept CUC,” the driver of the shared taxi warns passengers at Havana’s Fraternity Park. It is the third time that day that Lídice, 40, has heard the same phrase. The first time was from a peanut seller and then from a barber. Both refused … Continue reading "“We Don’t Accept Payment In CUC Here”" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 1 February 2018 — “What concerns me most right now is to finish building the room for my eldest daughter who plans to give birth to a girl at the end of February,” confesses Eduardo, the warehouse manager of a bakery west of Havana, as drives along in his uncomfortable and tiny Fiat made … Continue reading "Elections and the Future Cuban Government / Iván García" Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 1 February 2018 — The European Union (EU) has offered to share its experience in transitioning to the euro to aid Cuba in its transition to a single currency, one of the main challenges facing in the Cuban economy and something some experts believe could happen this year. The European Commission’s … Continue reading "The EU Offers Cuba Help in Unifying Its Currency" Continue reading
14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 30 January 2018 — Last December 21st, when general-president Raúl Castro announced the extension of his term for 55 days longer than expected, few believed in the silly pretext for such a decision: the damages caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma and the calendar for nominating municipal delegates. One of … Continue reading "Raúl Castro is Leaving Without Solving Anything" Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 31 (ACN) The General … Manservisi ratified on Wednesday in Havana the European Union's … with renewable energy sources in Cuba. The high-ranking official told the … energies. Manservisi who is in Cuba accompanied by a broad delegation … Continue reading
HAVANA (Reuters) - The European Union has offered to advise Communist-run Cuba … Wednesday during a visit to Havana. Cuba has had two currencies for … offered technical assistance to the Cuban government to share our experience … first between Cuba and the EU. Diplomats in Havana have said that … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 30 January 2018 — A group of Cubans remains trapped at the Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport after requesting political asylum. The travelers left Havana for Moscow on Saturday and their stopover in the Netherlands coincided with the implementation of a new transit visa requirement for Cubans. Victor Manuel Dueñas, a contributor to the Havana Times digital site, is among … Continue reading "Several Cubans Stranded At Amsterdam Airport After Requesting Political Asylum" Continue reading
Brussels, January 23 (RHC)-- The European Union has assured President Mahmoud Abbas that the 28-nation bloc supports Palestinians’ bid to have East Jerusalem as capital of their future state.  During a meeting with Abbas at the EU headquarters in Brussels … Continue reading
Ramallah, January 22 (RHC)-- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling on the EU to officially recognize the state of Palestine during a Monday meeting with the bloc.  According to Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki, Abbas is telling the EU … Continue reading
Cubaeconomía.com, Elias Amor Bravo, 5 January 2018 – The Castro regime, in its urgent need to find external financing for the economy, has developed a strategy of approaching the European Union that has come to an end, at least for the moment, with the recent visit of Federica Mogherini to Havana. The agreement is a vague … Continue reading "Mogherini’s Real Interest in Havana" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 15 January 2018 — The first Sunday of each month they meet in a park in Centro Habana and ride through the capital on a route that varies to avoid boredom. They are the members of Bicicletear La Habana (Havana Cycling), a group of cyclists that promotes the use of bikes as … Continue reading "Prejudices Put the Brakes on Bike Culture in Cuba" Continue reading
London, January 13 (RHC)-- A worst-case Brexit scenario could put thousands of jobs at risk at German car parts suppliers, a new study has warned, as Britain grapples with navigating its complex exit from the European Union.  A so-called "hard Brexit … Continue reading
If Federica Mogherini didn’t exist, the world’s autocrats would be trying to invent her. As the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs, she’s a tireless advocate for engaging rogue states. Few diplomats, though, have pursued this kind of engagement with such moralizing puffery. In Mogherini’s world, diplomacy with dictators shouldn’t aim to transition these... Continue reading
HAVANA - The European Union' … member countries combined were now Cuba's most important economic … to journalists before meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Thursday … European Investment Bank would visit Cuba later this month. She said … Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 4 (ACN) The high-ranking … Mogherini announced on Thursday in Havana that Cuba and the EU will … . Mogherini said that she and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will … in Cuba against the anti-Cuba policy. Their interest is working with HavanaContinue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2017 — Daniel Llorente, the man with the flag, has asked Federica Mogherini not to forget his case because it demonstrates “the lack of political freedoms in Cuba.” The activist who hoisted the flag of the United States during last year’s May Day parade has since spent eight months in detention including seven … Continue reading "The Man With The Flag Asks For Mogherini’s Help" Continue reading
HAVANA (AP) -- The European Union … be a reliable partner for Cuba in the face of the … " partner that can help Cuba manage a political transition and … economic opening. The EU and Cuba last year signed an agreement … Continue reading
HAVANA (Reuters) - The European Union’s top diplomat met with Cuban … hands with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba, January … the San Geronimo University in Havana, Cuba, January 3, 2018. REUTERS… reporting by Nelson Acosta in Havana; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel … Continue reading
… ).The European official came to Havana in March 2016 to promote … Havana. Later she will visit a center for teenagers in Old Havana … . The European official was in Havana in March 2016 to promote … of the Antilles, relations between Cuba and the European Union are … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 January 2017 – Is a ship that has had all its parts replaced still the same ship? The question is known as Theseus’s Paradox and illustrates the European Union’s dilemma with Cuba: Does a dictatorship that moderated its diplomatic language, tried to make peace with its enemy and lost its … Continue reading "Mrs. Mogherini, We Are Still Without Freedom" Continue reading
… January 2018 By Marc Frank HAVANA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The … diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen … agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28-nation bloc. Signed … , and Cuban Foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday. "Cuba's … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 1 January 2018 — In a letter published on Sunday, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) criticized the European Union for maintaining a “dialogue without demands” with the Cuban government. That complaint was published on the eve of the trip to Cuba of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security of the EU, … Continue reading "Cuban Observatory For Human Rights Criticizes EU for Dialogue With Cuba “Without Demands”" Continue reading
Brussels, December 14 (RHC)-- A disagreement over controversial quotas for the sharing out of refugees across EU countries broke out on Wednesday on the eve of a summit where leaders will discuss the way forward on migration.  EU President Donald Tusk … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 13 December 2017 — While the accusations grow against Russia for using social networks to manipulate the Catalan crisis, the American elections and Britain’s Brexit, the Kremlin-financed press gains space in Cuba. The references to Sputnik and Russia Today, which is now called RT, are increasingly frequent in the official media, which presents them among … Continue reading "‘Sputnik’ and ‘Russia Today’ Invade the Cuban Media" Continue reading
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu greets the EU´s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, at press conference. Brussels, December 11 (RHC-Agencies) The European Union has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu's call to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel … Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 21 (acn) The Cuban government characterized on Tuesday in Havana the … a Peace Zone, signed in Havana by the region's … on January of 2014. The Cuban diplomat added that it… Venezuelan people, said Sierra Diaz. Cuba expresses its rejection to the … Continue reading
Iván García, 20 November 2017 — While Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the oldest dictator in the world at age 93, was giving a televised statement from Harare, surrounded by soldiers and elegantly-dressed officials, many miles away from Zimbabwe, Edna, a history professor at a pre-university, was washing clothes in Havana, in an anachronistic Aurika from the … Continue reading "The Crisis in Zimbabwe is Barely Mentioned in the Cuban Media / Iván García" Continue reading
Tripoli, November 20 (RHC)-- In Libya, human rights monitors who toured the country’s migrant detention camps say nearly 20,000 people are enduring “horrific conditions.”  United Nations spokesperson Jeremy Laurence told reporters: "Monitors were … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 24 October 12017 – Cuba’s General Customs Office of the Republic (AGR) issued a press release Monday reminding about the rules in force regarding non-commercial imports of stoves that “use electrical resistance for their operation.” Air conditioners, washing machines and televisions are among the appliances most imported to Cuba by domestic travelers. Stoves are also among … Continue reading "Cuban Customs Limits Imports of Electric Stoves" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 18 October 2017 — The European Commission has approved a project of 700,000 euros to repair damaged houses in the municipality of Yaguajay after the passage of powerful hurricane Irma, which ravaged Cuba between 7 and 10 September. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will be responsible for reconstruction work on the ground with … Continue reading "UN And EU Allocate $826,000 To Repair Homes In Cuba Destroyed By Hurricane Irma" Continue reading
EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini Luxembourg, October 17 (RHC)-- European Union foreign ministers have reaffirmed their support for the historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, saying the accord is working and is a … Continue reading