In an article published on its digital portal, the association gave continuity to the initiative launched on September 10 in the context of the Fiesta de l’Humanité, in which several political and social actors from France, Spain and Italy agreed to activate a platform to take the struggle against the economic, commercial and financial blockade to a higher level.
The text signed by Miguel Quintero pointed out that a request is being prepared to the European Union (EU) to truly defend the companies and banks that decide to maintain commercial and financial links with Cuba, without the current fear of pressure and onerous sanctions by Washington.
Likewise, he advanced the demand to the EU to be consistent with its discourse of rejection of the blockade, endorsed several times in scenarios such as the UN General Assembly, and with the mechanisms created to confront the extraterritorial nature of the blockade in force for more than 60 years.
CubaCoop recalled that in 1996, the same year in which William Clinton’s administration turned the blockade into law with the enactment of the Helms-Burton Act, Brussels adopted a regulation to defend its interests against any attempt to impose on its jurisdiction the legislation of a third country.
In addition to CubaCoop, the Agency for Cultural and Economic Exchange with Cuba in Italy (Aicec) and the Spanish organization Solidarity for Development and Peace (Sodepaz), all with experience in carrying out collaborative projects, announced their adhesion to the mechanism of support and cooperation with the island. pgh/arm/ymr/wmr