Spain wants EU to challenge US policy

A senior officer claims the Spanish government is asking the European Union to challenge a U.S. move to permit lawsuits against foreign firms operating in properties seized from Americans in post-revolution Cuba.

The move, announced Tuesday, breaks using just two decades of U.S. policy on the island.

Spain, which has investments in resorts and other industries in Cuba, will ask the EU to challenge the conclusion in the World Trade Organization, a senior government official told The Associated Press.

The official requested anonymity because she wasn’t allowed to discuss the issue. She added that Spain was committed to defending its interests.