Cuba & EU Meet On Same Day As Societe Generale Fined By U.S. For Cuba Sanctions Violations


On the same day the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington DC announces settlement with Paris, France-based Societe Generale and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announces criminal charges against Societe Generale, representatives of the European Union (EU) and representatives of the government of the Republic of Cuba were meeting in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss sanctions: 

Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) will hold on Monday in Brussels, Belgium, the first Dialogue on Unilateral Coercive Measures, according to a statement from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

The main issues to be addressed will be the legal and practical aspects of existing EU legislation to counteract the extraterritorial application of third country legislation and the use of unilateral coercive measures with extraterritorial effect as a political and economic means of exerting pressure against states.

The Cuban delegation will discuss, among the agenda matters, the effects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean nation for almost 60 years. 

This is the most prolonged unilateral coercive economic measures in history and implies a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people, as denounced by the authorities of the island.

This Monday's meeting will be held in virtue of Article 10 of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement concluded between Cuba and the EU in 2016, provisionally put into effect in 2017.