Venezuela: Council adopts conclusions


From left to right: Mr Jacek CZAPUTOWICZ, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr Alfonso DASTIS QUECEDO, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted the following conclusions on Venezuela.

1.    The EU recalls its previous statements on Venezuela, in particular the High Representative's declaration on behalf of the EU of 22 May.

2.    The latest developments in Venezuela have pushed further away the possibility of a constitutional negotiated solution that ensures the respect of democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

3.    In spite of the numerous calls by national political actors and the international community, including the European Union, for elections on the basis of an agreed electoral calendar and guarantees that can ensure inclusive and credible elections, early presidential elections together with regional elections were held on 20 May without an agreement on the date or on the conditions, and in circumstances which did not allow for the participation of all political parties in an equal manner.

Read the full text of the Council conclusions here.

Visit the meeting the page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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