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EU will maintain its ‘Common Position’ against Cuba’s Castro dictatorship

In Martí News, Pablo Alfonso reports on thankfully yet another failed attempt by the apartheid Castro dictatorship and its international agents to soften sanctions against Cuba's violently repressive regime:

EU maintains Common Position towards Cuba

The Common Position would not be repealed until the bloc achieves a partnership agreement with Havana and until the Cuban regime guarantees respect for human rights.

The Cuban flag and the European Union flag

The 28 foreign ministers of the European Union held its previously announced meeting on Monday in Brussels, with a focus on Syria and Afghanistan. The agenda went as scheduled and excluded Cuba, despite the fact that European sources had hinted at the possibility of a change in EU policy toward the island.

Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo said that the issue of Cuba was not on this meeting's agenda because it has been "deferred" to the next Minister's meeting, to be held on 10 February in the Belgian capital.

"There has not been any talk of repealing the Common Position. There has been talk of giving a mandate to the European Commission to explore the possibility of reaching a partnership agreement. An agreement that has as a central element, respect for human rights," Garcia-Margallo told reporters in Brussels.

The Common Position was approved by the Council of Ministers in 1996 and places conditions on the EU's relations with Cuba until there is democratic progress on the island. Garcia-Margallo also warned that the Common Position would not be repealed until the bloc achieves a partnership agreement with Havana and until the Cuban regime guarantees respect for human rights.

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