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Global Europe 25-02-2019

EU says military intervention in Venezuela must be avoided

The European Union on Monday (25 February)  urged countries to avoid any military intervention in Venezuela.
Global Europe 18-02-2019

France, Spain condemn Venezuela’s expulsion of EU fact-finding team

The foreign ministers of France and Spain condemned on Monday (18 February) the Venezuelan government's decision to expel a group of EU lawmakers who had travelled there on a fact-finding mission and wanted to meet with the self-appointed but widely recognised interim president. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Global Europe 18-02-2019

MEPs invited by Venezuela’s Guaidó barred from entering

Venezuela's government on Sunday (17 February) blocked five European lawmakers from entering the country, triggering an angry response by opposition leader Juan Guaidó who had invited the delegation.
EU Elections 2019 13-02-2019

Italy’s Conte calls for European populism, battles hostile MEPs

Europe has lost touch with its people, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday (12 February), amid heavy criticism from MEPs.
Global Europe 07-02-2019

Engine trouble: EU struggles to attune diplomacy in Brussels

The rise to power of anti-EU populists in some member states is making it harder for the European Union to agree common statements on fast-moving foreign crises, diplomats say, raising a threat to the bloc's prized "soft power" status.
Global Europe 07-02-2019

Slovakia declines to back Venezuela’s Guaidó as diplomats gather in Montevideo

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.
Development Policy 05-02-2019

World Bank’s Georgieva: Venezuela needs tens of billions of dollars

As the Venezuelan crisis unfolds, the World Bank is ready to act as soon as its members give the green light, said the institution's new interim president, Kristalina Georgieva. In an interview with EURACTIV.com, she estimated that the financial needs to cover would be around tens of billions of dollars.
Global Europe 05-02-2019

Who backs whom in Venezuela crisis, in EU and beyond

World powers are taking sides in the struggle between the rivals to lead Venezuela, which has ranged some Western nations against Russia, China and others.
Global Europe 04-02-2019

EU leaders recognise Guaido in Venezuela

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.
Global Europe 04-02-2019

Trump says US military intervention in Venezuela ‘an option’, Russia objects

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.”
Politics 01-02-2019

The Brief – Shilly-shally socialists versus monolithic right?

With 439 votes in favour, 104 against and 88 abstentions, the European Parliament recognised earlier this week (31 January) the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the Latin country.
Global Europe 01-02-2019

EU to establish contact group in Venezuela, Guaidó recognition up to member states

The EU will establish an international contact group to mediate in the crisis but leaves to member states the decision to recognize  Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela, EU28 agreed on Thursday (31 January).
Global Europe 31-01-2019

Parliament recognises Guaidó in Venezuela and calls on 28 to follow

The European Parliament recognised on Thursday (31 January) the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the country and called on the EU and its member states to follow suit.
Global Europe 31-01-2019

Protests held across Venezuela, three foreign journalists detained

The head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, said on Wednesday (30 January) more than 5,000 brief protests were staged around the country to demand an end to what they call the "usurpation of power" by President Nicolas Maduro. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
Global Europe 31-01-2019

Venezuela government targets Guaidó with probe, travel ban, asset freeze

Venezuela’s government struck back at self-declared interim president Juan Guaido with the Supreme Court imposing a travel ban and freeze on his bank accounts despite a warning from Washington of “serious consequences” if it did so.
Global Europe 28-01-2019

Venezuela’s Guaidó calls for new anti-Maduro protests

Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó called Sunday (27 January) for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolás Maduro and back a European ultimatum demanding free elections within the week.
Global Europe 25-01-2019

Russia, Turkey back Venezuela’s Maduro, while West turns up heat

Russia accused the United States on Thursday (24 January) of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against military intervention, putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscow’s closest allies.
Global Europe 24-01-2019

EU reluctant to recognise self-proclaimed Venezuela president, calls for elections

Amid growing pressure by Latin American presidents to recognise the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the EU is reluctant to follow the steps of the US and instead called on Thursday (24 January) for "free and fair elections”.
Global Europe 24-01-2019

EU says voice of Venezuelan people ‘cannot be ignored’, calls for free and fair election

The European Union said Wednesday (23 January) that the voice of the Venezuelan people "cannot be ignored" and called for "free and credible elections" after the South American country's parliament leader declared himself interim president on Wednesday (23 January).
Global Europe 10-01-2019

No EU ambassadors attend Maduro’s second term inauguration

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday (10 January) begins a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever. The 56-year-old leader will be sworn in at 1400 GMT by the...

Russian nuclear-capable bomber aircraft fly to Venezuela, angering US

Two Russian strategic bomber aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela, a show of support for Venezuela’s socialist government that has infuriated Washington.
Global Europe 16-11-2018

Madeira: An island of refuge for Venezuelans of Portuguese origin

No one knows the exact figure but the authorities in Madeira consider that about 6,000 Venezuelans of Portuguese descent have taken refuge on their island, where they found themselves in an extremely precarious situation. Euroefe reports.
Global Europe 31-08-2018

Spain PM Sánchez calls for Venezuelan migrant quotas

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Thursday (30 August) that Latin America should adopt a "quota system" to better manage the Venezuelan migrant crisis.
Global Europe 10-08-2018

EU calls for probe into Venezuela drone ‘attack’

The European Union on Thursday (9 August) called for a "comprehensive and transparent investigation" into a drone "assassination" bid on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.

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