|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 205I, Pages 6-10|
Decision (CSFP) 2020/898 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 29 June 2020 - amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 concerning sanctions in view of the situation in Venezuela.
Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 and Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 set out the restricted measures on Venezuela introduced in November 2017. They include an embargo on arms and on equipment for internal repression and well as a travel ban and an asset freeze on listed individuals.
This Decision adds 11 leading Venezuelan officials to the Annex listing those subject to restrictive measures, because of their role in acts and decisions undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.
The individuals added to the list were responsible notably for acting against the democratic functioning of the National Assembly, including by stripping the parliamentary immunity of several members of its members, not least its president. Actions motivating the decision for listing also include initiating politically motivated prosecutions and creating obstacles to a political and democratic solution to the crisis in Venezuela, as well as serious violations of human rights and restrictions of fundamental freedoms.
As retaliation to this Decision, the Venezuelan authorities decided to expel the EU's ambassador to the country.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Foreign Policy Instruments|
|Keywords||Sanctions | Restrictive Measures
|Countries / Regions||Venezuela|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|