From The night of Europe to an era of rapprochement

During the first State visit by a Cuban President to France and a member nation of the European Union – at the beginning of last month – following on from the first visit made by a French President to Cuba (May 2015), Army General Raúl Castro described how the two countries are working toward “promoting construction of a new stage of relations between the European Union and Cuba, on the basis of mutual respect and reciprocity, in particular regarding negotiation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, underway since April of 2014, currently in a very advanced phase.”

The President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D Group) in the European Parliament, renowned Italian politician Gianni Pittella, who recently led a delegation of MEPs to the island, spoke about this and other relevant matters which, if we consider ourselves to be cohabitants of the same planet, not only concern the European Parliament, but us all.

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