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EU 'strongly condemns' new US measures against Cuba: Ambassador

AFP  |  Havana 

The condemned Tuesday a decision by Donald Trump's administration to open the way for lawsuits in American courts over property confiscated by

"We strongly condemn" the move, EU told reporters.

"This will create even more confusion for foreign investments that are helping create jobs and prosperity in "

The is currently the communist island's biggest trading partner.

Trump will open the way for lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, enforcing a that angered European allies and could rattle the island's economy, after more than two decades of delay.

Ever since passed the Helms-Burton Act in 1996, US presidents starting with have used their power to suspend the key provision every six months, mindful of the international consequences. Those once-routine waivers are now over. A senior administration said will formally unveil the shift Wednesday in a speech in in which he will also outline actions on and Nicaragua, two other countries in with leftist governments opposed by Trump. Bolton "will announce the enforcement of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act," the said.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 03:55 IST