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|Subject: O texto diz que a UE proibiu obediencia à tal Lei dos EUA|
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Date Posted: 8/01/07 19:00:04
In reply to: É por estás e por outras que eu não sou europeísta 's message, "Re: De facto é uma vergonha para a Noruega" on 8/01/07 18:46:51
>>EU Counters Helms-Burton Act
>>From Reuter. 28 October, 1996
>>LUXEMBOURG (Reuter) - EU Foreign Ministers agreed on
>>Monday to make it illegal for Europeans to obey
>>Washington's anti-Cuban Helms-Burton Act.
>>Day-long negotiations persuaded Denmark that
>>tit-for-tat counter-measures to the U.S. legislation
>>would not compromise its sovereignty.
>>Trade Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan said the decision
>>was "an historic breakthrough which shows we have the
>>will and capacity to defend our interests."
>>The Helms-Burton Act was passed earlier this year to a
>>chorus of indignation from some of America's closest
>>friends and largest trade partners.
>>Among other things, it allows naturalised Americans to
>>sue in U.S. courts foreign companies or individuals
>>deemed to have gained from investments in property
>>confiscated in Cuba since Fidel Castro's communist
>>revolution of 1959.
>>The EU law will prohibit European individuals or
>>companies from complying with the act -- which has
>>been suspended by U.S. President Bill Clinton until
>>January -- and allow them to reclaim damages in EU
>>EU diplomats believe Clinton -- ahead in all polls to
>>retain the U.S. presidency -- passed the act only
>>because of Congressional pressure in an election year
>>and is likely to further suspend it further in the new
>>Brittan said he hoped that now "the EU has levelled
>>the playing field," he would be able to negotiate an
>>equitable solution to the trade row.
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