About: Venezuela

Freedom of thought 11-10-2017

EU Sakharov prize shortlist revealed

The Venezuelan opposition, a Guatemalan indigenous leader and an imprisoned Eritrean writer were shortlisted on Tuesday (10 October) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.

Freedom of thought 13-09-2017

France says Venezuela talks to take place, warns of sanctions

Venezuela's government and opposition will hold a round of talks in the Dominican Republic today (13 September), France's foreign minister said yesterday, warning Caracas that it risked EU sanctions if it failed to engage in negotiations.

Global Europe 03-08-2017

EU does not recognise Venezuela’s new assembly and warns about sanctions

The EU said on Wednesday (2 August) that it would not recognise the new Venezuela assembly but it did not impose any sanctions for now.

Global Europe 02-08-2017

Greece raises concerns about EU stance on Venezuela

EXCLUSIVE / Diplomatic sources told EURACTIV that Greece raised concerns on Wednesday (2 August) about a new EU statement to be issued following the election of Venezuela's constituent assembly last Sunday.

Brexit 02-08-2017

UK unveils plans for post-Brexit sanctioning

The British government published plans on Wednesday (2 August) for a bill that would give it the legal power to impose sanctions after it leaves the European Union, including making it easier to cut off terrorism funding and freeze assets.

EU condemns Venezuela’s use of force in election, may not recognise results

The European Union condemned on Monday (31 July) what it said was excessive use of force by state troops in Venezuela and said it was unlikely to recognise results of elections on Sunday that were marred by deadly clashes.

Global Europe 31-07-2017

Tajani says EU Parliament won’t recognise Venezuela election

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani on Monday (31 July) said the EU institution will not recognise the result of the election in Venezuela, claiming that it is a "sad day for democracy".

Global Europe 23-05-2017

EU and Latin American lawmakers take stock of bilateral ties

Members of the European Parliament and their Latin American counterparts meet today (23 May) and tomorrow in Florence to evaluate bilateral relations and prepare for the next CELAC summit in October. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 21-04-2017

New Venezuela protest clashes follow deadly unrest

New clashes erupted Thursday (20 April) between Venezuelan riot police and President Nicolas Maduro's opponents, inflaming tensions after a day of deadly unrest in the beleaguered oil-rich nation.

Global Europe 11-04-2017

EU voices concern over Venezuela clashes

Venezuela entered a fifth day of violent protests yesterday (10 April), as its president travelled to Cuba to seek support from fellow leftist leaders. The EU expressed concern over the escalating tensions and called on all parties to find common ground and end the violence.

Economy & Jobs 10-03-2017

Mercosur trade bloc agrees common position ahead of EU talks

Foreign ministers of the South American Mercosur trading bloc have reached a common position ahead of negotiations with the European Union on a potential trade deal. Brussels representatives will arrive in Argentina to start talks next week. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 01-12-2016

A turning point for EU relations with Latin America

Europe must strengthen its ties with Latin America to promote democracy, social progress and equality in the age of globalisation, write Ramón Jáuregui and Carlos Zorrinho.

Trade & Society 21-09-2016

Tajani: Political relations with Latin America are a ‘priority’

European Parliament leader Antonio Tajani has insisted that political relations with Latin America are a “priority” for Europe, highlighting the potential for cooperation on trade and security in particular. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Trade & Society 16-09-2016

Spain insists ‘political will’ can seal Mercosur deal by end of 2017

Spain is convinced that the trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and the Mercosur countries can be concluded by the end of 2017. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 24-08-2016

Venezuela democracy under threat, EU parliament chief says

European Parliament President Martin Schulz warned on Tuesday (23 August) that Venezuela's democracy is "in danger", as it grapples with a severe political and economic crisis.

Trade & Society 12-07-2016

Business as usual as EU-Mercosur talks proceed despite Brexit factor

Argentina's Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra has confirmed that negotiations between Mercosur and the EU will continue despite the uncertainty created by Brexit. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Euro & Finance 20-04-2016

Moisés Naím: ‘More Europe’ needed to strengthen EU

"Europe has been losing its clout and its voice has diminished,” Moisés Naím told EURACTIV Spain in an interview, as well as highlighting his desire for “more Europe” so that “the predominant voices are not those of autocracies and dictatorships like Russia or China”.

Trade & Society 07-04-2016

EU, Mercosur try again to get free trade deal

The EU and South America's Mercosur bloc agreed on 8 April to make another effort to get talks on a long-stalled free trade accord back on track with fresh offers to be made next month.

Development Policy 23-02-2016

Mercosur makes EU free trade offer before French visit

South American bloc Mercosur is offering to open up 93% of its trade to competition from the European Union to seal a long-sought free-trade deal, Uruguay's president said yesterday (22 February).

Global Europe 12-01-2016

EU action is needed to consolidate democracy in Venezuela

The EU should lead the international community in ensuring a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela and giving the Venezuelan people the democracy they deserve, writes Dita Charanzová.

Development Policy 15-12-2015

Latin American exports to EU drastically fall

Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall roughly 14% this year to $914 billion (€829 billion) as a result of sharply lower commodity prices and anaemic international demand, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

Global Europe 07-12-2015

Venezuelan opposition thrashes ‘Chavismo’

Venezuela's opposition trounced the ruling Socialists yesterday (6 December) to win the legislature for the first time in 16 years and gain a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro's rule of the OPEC nation.

Trade & Society 07-12-2015

South American presidents ‘confident’ of EU trade deal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her Argentinian counterpart, Mauricio Macri, have expressed confidence that the EU is committed to brokering a trade agreement with Mercosur. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.

Climate change 01-12-2015

COP21: A shaky start to negotiations

World leaders made a grand display of impotence at the opening of the COP21 in Paris on Monday (30 November). The ambitions of the big emitters remain as low as ever. EURACTIV France reports.