|Publisher||Council of the European Union|
On 28 May 2018, the Council of the European Union exchanged views and adopted a set of conclusions on the situation in Venezuela, following the presidential and regional elections held earlier in the month.
The Council stresses that the elections and the outcome lacked credibility as the electoral process did not provide the necessary guarantees for inclusive and democratic elections. Against this background, the EU calls for the holding of fresh presidential elections in accordance with internationally recognised democratic standards and the Venezuelan constitutional order.
The conclusions state that in this context EU vows act swiftly with the aim of imposing additional targeted and reversible restrictive measures.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, South America|