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#EUCubaAgreement: Respect for human rights and individual freedoms must be at its core

#EUCubaAgreement: Respect for human rights and individual freedoms must be at its core

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Council will today (12 December) herald a new agreement between the European Union and Cuba aiming to open a new era of relations that includes cooperation in the fight against drugs and criminality, the preservation of  cultural heritage and social development.  Ahead of this signature, ALDE Group 2nd Vice President, Pavel Telicka, […]

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Cubans to throng Revolution Square in mourning for #FidelCastro

Cubans to throng Revolution Square in mourning for #FidelCastro

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cubans will begin massing on Havana’s Revolution Square from Monday (28 November) for a week-long commemoration of Fidel Castro, the communist guerrilla leader who led a revolution in 1959 and ruled the Caribbean island for half a century. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor […]

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#Cuba: Fidel Castro ‘passes away at time of challenges’ says EU High Representative

#Cuba: Fidel Castro ‘passes away at time of challenges’ says EU High Representative

| November 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini issued a statement following the passing away of Comandante Fidel Castro, offering heartfelt condolences to his brother Raul, the wider family and friends. Mogherini described Fidel Castro as a man of determination and an historical figure. The High Representative said that his passing comes at a time of great […]

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European Parliament human-rights chairwoman Valenciano: Grave concerns over hunger strike by Sakharov Laureate #Fariñas

European Parliament human-rights chairwoman Valenciano: Grave concerns over hunger strike by Sakharov Laureate #Fariñas

Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Human Rights committee MEP Elena Valenciano (S&D,ES) has expressed her concern and solidarity with Cuban human rights activist and Sakharov Prize Laureate 2010 Guillermo Fariñas (pictured) and other Cuban human rights activists on hunger strike. Fariñas is on a hunger and thirst strike to protest against the torture and mistreatment […]

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#Cuba: European Commission announces additional €10 million of support to Cuba

#Cuba: European Commission announces additional €10 million of support to Cuba

Today (11 March) EU Commissioner for International Development, Neven Mimica, pledged new EU development funding to Cuba on a visit to the country. The funding is part of an overall €50 million in development cooperation funds for Cuba to be provided over the period 2014-2020. Commissioner Mimica said: “The €10 million of new support we […]

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EU co-operation with Latin America

EU co-operation with Latin America

The EU has more than 18 years’ experience of regional co-operation in Latin America. Between 2007- 2013 the EU provided €556 million for regional funds, spent in the areas of social cohesion, water management, socio-economic development, higher education and information society, amongst others. At the EUROsociAL conference in Brussels on 24-25 March, Development Commissioner Andris […]

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Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (24 March) announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries). The new financial package, which is part of the Development Co-operation Instrument, now published, will be discussed […]

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