For breakfast this morning we have–you guessed it–some hot, freshly prepared engagement for your enjoyment. And as an added bonus (as if engagement were not enough to satisfy your every need), we are also serving some fried dialogue as a side dish.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Cuba disagreed over the communist island’s human rights policy on Monday but a senior EU official made clear he opposed any move to resume sanctions lifted last year.
EU Aid Commissioner Louis Michel called instead for more dialogue with the Caribbean island and diplomats said the Union was unlikely to revert to sanctions next month when it reviews the decision to lift them.
“Our views did converge on the issues of climate change and U.N. reform; they did not in the area of human rights,” Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout said after EU officials held talks with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
“We came back to the issue of political prisoners in Cuba and their health, and the answer we got was that in Cuba there are no political prisoners,” he told reporters.
Isn’t engagement just delicious? It is working so well. It is so effective, in fact, that even when it doesn’t work, you just use more of it. And when that doesn’t work, well… go ahead and make some more engagement.
Welcome to the all-you-can-eat engagement buffet. Eat all you want, and if it doesn’t satisfy your hunger, we’ll just make more.