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Global Europe 05-08-2021

Sputnik V: From vaccine hope to frustration for Latin America

Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was the first to arrive in Argentina in December 2020 with the promise of relief for Latin American countries low on the waiting list for shots developed, and approved, in the West.
Global Europe 15-07-2021

EU mission meets with Venezuela defense minister, supreme court

European Union election experts met on Wednesday (13 July) with Venezuela's defense minister and Supreme Court president, at a time when the opposition is demanding the release of a top leader accused of terrorism and treason.
Global Europe 06-07-2021

Venezuela’s Maduro blows hot and cold in bid for sanctions relief

For Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the voting in November’s regional elections is a second-tier priority as the government looks to make concessions to receive international sanctions relief. Maduro’s own re-election in 2018 has not ever been recognized by either the...
Global Europe 14-05-2021

Venezuela leader Maduro ‘ready’ to restart talks with Guaido

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has indicated he is ready to restart halted talks with opposition leader Juan Guaidó, according to state media.
Global Europe 03-03-2021

EU ambassador leaves Venezuela after expulsion order

The EU’s ambassador to Venezuela left the South American country on Tuesday (2 March) after she was expelled last week over a diplomatic spat related to new sanctions. Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, who is Portuguese, left Venezuela aboard a Turkish Airlines...
Global Europe 26-02-2021

EU declares Venezuela envoy persona non grata

The European Union declared Venezuela's ambassador to the bloc "persona non grata" on Thursday (25 February) in a tit-for-tat move after Caracas expelled its own envoy.
Global Europe 25-02-2021

Venezuela kicks out EU ambassador after new sanctions

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.
Global Europe 24-02-2021

Venezuela National Assembly urges expulsion of EU ambassador

Venezuela's National Assembly called Tuesday (23 February) for the government to expel the European Union's ambassador to Caracas, in response to new EU sanctions against 19 Venezuelan officials.
Global Europe 22-01-2021

EU states should recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader, MEPs say

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.
Global Europe 06-01-2021

Venezuela Socialist Party and opposition convene rival parliaments after disputed vote

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.
Global Europe 07-12-2020

Boycott-tainted poll win gives Maduro total control in Venezuela

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.
Global Europe 25-09-2020

EU mission visits Venezuela in run-up to parliamentary vote

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.
Global Europe 18-09-2020

Venezuela’s Maduro says election delay to meet EU request ‘impossible’

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.
Europe's East 24-08-2020

Borrell: ‘Maduro and Lukashenko are in exactly the same situation’

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.
Global Europe 18-06-2020

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered ‘favours to dictators,’ Bolton says

In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election.
Coronavirus 09-06-2020

Latin America is the new COVID-19 epicentre

Latin America has become the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks with more than a million cases. The next month will be crucial in slowing the progress of the outbreak in the region, according to Marcos Espinal, an expert at the Pan American Health Organisation.
Global Europe 27-05-2020

World countries and institutions pledge €3.1 bn for Venezuelan refugees

A virtual International Donors Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants raised €3.1 billion Tuesday (26 May) from more than 60 countries and institutions to assist the displaced population of the South American country. “We have to be proud...
Global Europe 01-04-2020

In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government

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.
Global Europe 23-03-2020

EU supports Iran, Venezuela bids for IMF support in fight against coronavirus

The EU backs Iran and Venezuela in their requests for emergency funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help them fight the coronavirus outbreak, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Monday (23 March).
Global Europe 13-02-2020

Spanish PM describes Guaidó as Venezuela’s ‘opposition leader’

Spain’s socialist PM Pedro Sánchez described on Wednesday (12 February) Venezuela’s interim president Juan Guaidó as “opposition leader” of the Latin American country.
Global Europe 12-02-2020

Spanish MEPs clash over minister’s meeting with Venezuelan vice-president

Spanish MEPs held a heated debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday (11 February) over whether the EU should bring Spain to heel over the country's violation of EU sanctions against Venezuela. 
Global Europe 23-01-2020

Global Europe Brief: EU’s leverage in Libya

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.
Global Europe 13-09-2019

Cubans fear return to 90s austerity amid cuts

Havana awoke Thursday (12 September) to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Díaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions.
Global Europe 12-09-2019

EU calls on Venezuela rivals to resume talks

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.