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Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Tomas Zdechovsky, Maria Gabriela Zoana, and Ryzsard Czarnecki, together with the former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Henri Malosse and EESC Member Madi Sharma, were visiting the Maldives in their private – not official - capacity.
The European Union’s position regarding the situation in Maldives was defined jointly by all 28 Member States through the Council Conclusions adopted in February which have been followed by the framework for targeted restrictive measures adopted in July. Any follow-up decisions in this light are the prerogative of the Council of the European Union and have so far not been taken.
The European Union continues to monitor closely the situation in the lead up to the presidential elections, and takes note of prevailing allegations and decisions that may negatively affect voter confidence. It is crucial that the pre-electoral environment is transparent and conducive for credible and inclusive elections.