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Winds of Change for EU and US Relations with Cuba

Foreign affairs and security policy

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

CEPS Event

Winds of Change for EU and US Relations with Cuba

The visits of both US President Obama and EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini to Cuba this month signal a clear change of approach from both the US and the EU, moving from confrontation to engagement. For the EU, the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) initialled on March 11th marks the end of the Common Position adopted in 1996.
While this may boost new opportunities for economic, societal and political exchange, Cuba’s opening to Western countries triggers a number of questions: How enduring is Cuba’s new domestic and external openness? What to make of the EU-Cuba PDCA and wider EU-Latin American relations in the future? Could the outcome of the US presidential election still change Washington’s course in redefining relations with Havana?
This event is co-organised with the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).
For queries concerning participation, please contact brussels@swp-berlin.org
Anne Lauenroth
Anne Lauenroth

Speakers list
Erwan Fouéré

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS, and the first Head of the European Commission Delegation accredited to Cuba (1989-92)

Günther Maihold

Deputy Director, SWP Berlin

Carlos Malamud

Senior Analyst for Latin America at the Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid

Ben Nupnau

Desk Officer responsible for Cuba, European External Action Service