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Hearing on Cuba at the European Parliament
The hearing „The EU’s Approach towards Cuba: Effective or Not?“ will take place on 7 June, 2007 from 2:30 to 5 in Brussels, at the European Parliament, ASP Building, room A5E3.
The European Union will revise its Common Position on Cuba in June 2007. This will be the 16th time the Common Position is revised, in its more than one decade of existence.
Major policy changes are not anticipated, yet the question remains wether the Common Position has been an effective tool in supporting the process of transition towards a pluralist democracy in Cuba.
Members of the European Parliament Peter Stastny (Slovakia), Marco Cappato (Italy), Jozef Pinior (Poland), Zuzana Roithova (Czech Republic), Jose Ribeiro e Castro (Portugal) and Edward McMillan-Scott (United Kingdom) will discuss, together with former political prisoner Osvaldo Alfonso Valdes and representative of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rigths Maria Luisa Bascur, the effectiveness of the Common Position in supporting the transition to democracy in Cuba.
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