European Union extends sanctions Venezuela
BRUSSELS – The European Union extends the sanctions against Venezuela by one year. The situation in the South American country continues to deteriorate, the EU motivates the decision.
Weapons and material that can be used to suppress the population cannot be exported to the country. In addition, the assets of eighteen high-ranking Venezuelans remain frozen. They also do not receive a visa for Europe. This group of people has close ties with President Nicolás Maduro and are, according to the EU, guilty of human rights violations and the undermining of democracy.
The EU hopes that the punitive measures contribute to political stability and improve the difficult situation of the population. The union is looking to see if it can mediate in Venezuela to deal with the crisis.