The European Union called the Venezuelan ambassador to the Community institutions, Claudia Salerno Caldera, this Tuesday in response to Nicolás Maduro’s regime’s decision to expel the EU ambassador to this country, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, from Caracas.
The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, announced early in the morning that the bloc would consider “mutual” measures to withdraw its diplomatic representative in Venezuela, and one of its spokesmen later confirmed that the first step was “It.” will “call today” to Salerno.
The European Union is not authorized to exclude the ambassador of a third country from one of the Member States, since diplomatic relations are reserved exclusively for the countries and in this case the Venezuelan ambassador could only be expelled by decision. from Belgium.
On Monday, Maduro gave the European Ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela to pursue the EU’s “colonialist” policies towards the Caribbean nation, in response to the sanctions the community bloc imposed on eleven “Chavista” that day “Leader had imposed.
In addition, he was threatened with diplomatic sanctions against the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Jesús Silva, because of his “complicity” in the “criminal” acts of the prominent opponent Leopoldo López in the so-called “Operation Gideon”, an alleged attempted coup against the Maduro government Early May.