Venezuelan Foreign Minister said that the head of the European Union's delegation in Caracas had 72 hours to leave the country and declared her persona non grata after the bloc imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan officials this week.
The European Parliament called on EU governments to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president in a resolution on Thursday (21 January), after a downgrade of his status by the bloc earlier this month.
Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party on Tuesday (5 January) inaugurated a parliament controlled by allies of President Nicolás Maduro, while the opposition convened a rival committee of legislators in a virtual session, following disputed elections on 6 December.
President Nicolás Maduro seized total control of Venezuela's political institutions on Sunday (6 December) with a sweeping victory in legislative elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties.
The European Union has sent a mission to Venezuela in the run-up to parliamentary election scheduled for December, the EU said, as the country prepares for a vote that will likely be boycotted by much of the population.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said it would be "impossible" to delay parliamentary elections planned for 6 December, after the European Union suggested pushing back the vote to meet conditions for the bloc to send an observer mission.
The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell warned Sunday (23 August) that Belarus should not be allowed to become a "second Ukraine" and said it was necessary to deal with President Alexander Lukashenko.
The United States on Tuesday (31 March) offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaidó.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged the Venezuelan government and opposition Wednesday (11 September) to return to the negotiating table to seek a way out of the South American country's protracted crisis.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (6 May) that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China’s actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals.
The United States and Russia traded warnings against interfering in Venezuela on Wednesday (1 May), a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Moscow of stopping President Nicolas Maduro from leaving the country.
The United States on Monday accused Russia of “reckless escalation” of the situation in Venezuela by deploying military planes and personnel to the crisis-stricken South American nation that Washington has hit with crippling sanctions.
Slovakia declined to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate head of state on Wednesday (6 February), joining Italy in breaking the coordinated action of European Union nations and the United States.
A dozen EU countries formally recognised Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country's interim president on Monday (1 February), after their ultimatum for calling elections in the Latin American country expired.
US President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolás Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.”