The Venezuelan regime on Monday announced the setting up of a 'national table' with some of the country's minority political forces.
The European Union continues to believe that a political negotiated solution is the only peaceful and sustainable way out of the crisis in Venezuela.
However, to succeed and be trusted, it's important that any negotiated process has the necessary political representativeness, the backing of the National Assembly, as well as the clear political objective of bringing the country to credible presidential elections.
Against this background, the EU reiterates its support to an inclusive, serious and results oriented process such as the one undertaken by Norway. The EU will consider the appropriate measures at its disposal to foster the restoration of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Venezuela.