European Union External Action

Statement by the spokesperson on the latest events in Venezuela

Bruxelles, 09/08/2018 - 20:17, UNIQUE ID: 180809_11
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the spokesperson on the latest events in Venezuela

The latest events have further inflated the tensions in Venezuela. The  European Union rejects any form of violence and expects that a comprehensive and transparent investigation of Saturday´s drone attack is conducted to establish the facts, in full respect for the rule of law and for human rights.

In this regard, the EU expects the recognition of the National Assembly's constitutional powers, including the full respect of its prerogatives concerning the parliamentary immunity of its members, in line with established constitutional rights, legislation and procedures. 

The EU reiterates its support for a negotiated, democratic and peaceful solution for the multiple crises affecting the country as the only way forward. This needs to encompass a return to constitutional normality restoring democratic process and the rule of law, respect for fundamental rights and freedoms, release of all political prisoners, and addressing the pressing humanitarian needs of the population.