Europe's policy towards Cuba less emphasis on human rights
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- Politics and Government
- 11 / 26 / 2009
The EU commissioner for development and humanitarian aid, Karel De Gucht, who is just back from a visit to Havana, Cuba, told Amanpour, "We have relations with a lot of regimes and we have a special regime for Cuba. It makes no sense singularizing
His comments come amid indications that Spain, which will hold the presidency of the EU for six months beginning in January 2010, intends to soften the organization's policy toward Cuba. The European Union currently criticizes Cuba's human rights
record, but does not support the U.S. trade embargo against Havana.