Published On: Tue, Oct 16th, 2018

EU: For the time being no new sanctions against Venezuela

Federica-Mogherini-EULUXEMBURG - The European Union is not taking any new sanctions against Venezuela for the time being. The foreign ministers decided this at a meeting in Luxembourg. "But there is no question of a softening of the existing sanctions", emphasized EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini afterwards

The EU only sees a political solution to the crisis in Venezuela. That is why it has been decided to explore whether a 'counter group' can be formed together with partners in the region, which should facilitate the political process leading to the restoration of the democratic legal order.

It is not about mediation or dialogue because the situation does not lend itself to that, according to Mogherini.

By Rene Zwart

 

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