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The EU announces reciprocal measures after the Maduro regime expels its ambassador to Caracas

June 30, 2020

The European Union expressed its rejection on Tuesday of the Nicolás Maduro regime’s decision to exclude the Ambassador of the Caracas bloc, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, and announced one day after the twenty-seven “reciprocity measures” high-ranking officials of the Venezuelan government on their sanctions list for their role in oppression.

“We condemn and refuse to deport our ambassador to Caracas. We will take the usual necessary measures of reciprocity,” said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, in a short commentary that was disseminated through social media.

The head of European diplomacy has reaffirmed the European Union’s commitment to international efforts to find a “negotiating solution between Venezuelans” that will enable the country to overcome the serious political, social and humanitarian crisis it is experiencing.

The EU announces reciprocal measures after the Maduro regime expels its ambassador to Caracas
The EU announces reciprocal measures after the Maduro regime expels its ambassador to Caracas

This new diplomatic impulse between Caracas and the EU comes hours after member states “illegally” sanctioned the National Assembly’s elected President, Luis Eduardo Parra, and a dozen other senior officials, including several National Assembly vice-presidents, for the National Assembly and Prosecutor’s Office.