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EU restores diplomatic ties with Cuba.


BBC NEWS | Americas | EU formally renews ties with Cuba

European Commissioner Louis Michel said the accord he signed with Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque was “a turning point for EU-Cuban relations”.

Mr Perez Roque welcomed its respect for the island’s political independence.

It will now receive 2m euros ($2.6m) of emergency hurricane recovery aid, with 30m euros ($38.9m) available next year.

An EU delegation will return to Cuba in November to determine the needs and priorities for the financing to be made available in 2009.

Another dot …

Is this another step in the European offensive to take advantage of the current US financial crisis – to gain alliances or neutrality from anti-US countries. The crisis at home in Europe is bad enough – and they have time to give aid to Cuba.

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