1st EU-Cuba Joint Council meeting, 15 May 2018

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Series Details 15.05.18
Publication Date 15/05/2018
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The EU-Cuba Joint Council met for the first time on 15 May 2018. It discussed the implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force in November 2017.

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The Joint Council held a political dialogue and exchanged views on future cooperation in key areas. The meeting provided an opportunity for exchanges on bilateral issues.

In the margins of the meeting, the EU and Cuba signed a financing agreement for a cooperation programme on renewable energy, comprising a contribution of €18 million from the European Commission. This was the first ever financing agreement signed between the EU and the Cuban government.

Source Link http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-ministerial-meetings/2018/05/15/cuba/
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openDemocracy: Latin Section, May 2018: Cuba and Europe getting closer https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta/eduardo-perera-g-mez/cuba-and-europe-getting-closer
Reuters, 15.05.18: EU says Cuba could help broker government-opposition dialogue in Venezuela https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN1IG3BH
EurActiv, 16.05.18: EU, Cuba build ties in face of US pressure https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-cuba-build-ties-in-face-of-us-pressure/

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