Cuba and the European Union to discuss unilateral coercive measures

Cuba and the European Union to discuss unilateral coercive measures
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27 November 2019
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The second Cuba-European Union dialogue on unilateral coercive measures will take place next Friday in Havana, as a follow-up to the meeting held in November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

The meeting will address the imposition of unilateral coercive measures as a means of applying political and economic pressure against states, as well as the legal and practical aspects of existing legislation in the European Union (EU) to counteract the extraterritorial application of laws imposed by third countries.

It is being held under the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement signed between Cuba and the EU in 2016 and provisionally put into effect in 2017.

As part of this dialogue, Cuban and European civil society representatives will exchange views next Thursday on the damage caused by these measures, particularly in the health sector.

The Cuban delegation, headed by the General Director of Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Foreign Ministry, Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, will denounce the tightening of the US blockade against Cuba, "a policy that constitutes the set of unilateral coercive measures with the longest application in history".

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