The European People’s Party this Thursday brought charges against the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, for sending a diplomatic mission to Venezuela, accusing him of whitewashing Nicolás Maduro’s “dictatorship” with this maneuver.
Community sources have confirmed to Europa Press that senior EU diplomatic officials are in Caracas this week to meet with key political players in the country, including the Maduro government. This trip is part of an effort by European diplomacy to promote a political framework in Venezuela that enables elections with the minimum requirements, and after Borrell advised that postponing the elections would allow the use of international observers.
The alarm was triggered by the PP spokesman in the European Parliament, Dolors Montserrat, who accused the head of European diplomacy to have “whitewashed” the tyranny of Maduro with this maneuver. “He must explain the agenda and objectives of this mission immediately,” the MEP said in a note on her Twitter.
Then it was the President of the Grupo Popular himself, the German Manfred Weber, who described it as “unacceptable” that the EU sent a “secret” mission which, in his opinion, only legitimized the “dictatorship” of Maduro.