Germany and Cuba want to increase trade with each other, and an office has been opened for that purpose. German Economy Gabriel is expecting dynamic development in trade relations with the island nation.
The EU is Cuba's most important economic partner, the bloc’s senior diplomat Mogherini has said. With the US stepping back on détente and President Raul Castro expected to retire soon, the door is ajar for the EU.
While US-Cuba ties have continued to deteriorate, the EU has stressed a new beginning in relations. Now the bloc's foreign policy chief is visiting the island nation. DW’s Andreas Knobloch reports from Havana.
While Cuba's relationship with the US is cooling down, it is moving closer to its former protector and partner Russia. But Vladimir Putin is not just interested in boosting the economy of the island nation.
By lifting its weapons embargo, the US is sending a signal to its relatively new, but important Asian ally. Both countries have sought to move past their difficult history to spark their economies and stand up to China.
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