Spain wants EU to challenge US policy in Cuba

A senior official says that the Spanish government is asking the European Union to battle a U.S. movement to permit lawsuits against foreign firms operating in lands seized from Americans in post-revolution Cuba.

The move, announced Tuesday, breaks with two decades of U.S. policy on the staircase.

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

The official requested anonymity because she wasn’t authorized to discuss the issue. She added that Spain has been dedicated to defending its interests.