EU-Cuba Negotiations: Lessons for the United States

Christian Leffler
Director of the Americas, Chief Cuba Negotiator
European Union

Arnaldo Abruzzini
Secretary General

Moderated by:
Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

As the United States emerges from five decades of an embargo on Cuba, it is crucial to consider how our closest allies have engaged with the country in recent years. The European Union officially opened negotiations with Cuba in April of 2014 for a framework agreement as a step towards closer dialogue and cooperation. Negotiations have occurred under clear guidelines set by the EU Member States. 

Join us for a call with Christian Leffler, the chief negotiator in the EU-Cuba talks and Managing Director of the Americas for the European Union, and Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary General of Eurochambres, Europe’s largest Chamber of Commerce organization, for a discussion on the progress of the EU-Cuba negotiations. Leffler and Abruzzini will talk about the progress made thus far and the need for continued engagement, along with the conditions necessary for Europe’s business community to invest. They will also cover how the change in US-Cuba policy will impact the EU relationship with both the United States and Cuba. 



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