Brussels, 05/01/2016
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STATEMENT

Statement by the Spokesperson on the installation of the new National Assembly in Venezuela

The inauguration of the new Venezuelan National Assembly will be key to democracy in Venezuela.
It is important that the National Assembly can fully discharge its constitutional prerogatives, thus respecting the people's vote.

The newly elected members can now engage constructively in debate, dialogue and where necessary negotiated consensus, on proposals tackling the economic, social and security challenges of Venezuela.

In this context, the EU stands ready to step up its relations with Venezuela