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EU calls on US to adhere to agreement to grant consistent waiver for EU firms


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 17-04-2019 16:15 IST
EU calls on US to adhere to agreement to grant consistent waiver for EU firms

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The European Union on Wednesday reiterated its opposition to European firms and citizens being caught out by U.S. sanctions on Cuba, calling on Washington to adhere to a 1998 agreement to grant a consistent waiver for EU companies and citizens.

"The EU reiterates a strong opposition to the extraterritorial application of unilateral restrictive measures which is considers contrary to international law," a spokesman for the EU executive told a briefing in Brussels. The EU has serious concerns over the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to end the practice of suspending on a rotating six-month basis a section of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act that would allow such suits, principally from Cuban-Americans.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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