EU extends sanctions on Venezuela

BRUSSELS, The European Union Monday decided to extend sanctions against Venezuela for one year, until November 14, 2020.

EU Foreign Affairs Council, which is meeting here today in a statement, said the decision follows in light of the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela with persistent actions undermining democracy, the rule of law and the respect for human rights.

The measures include an embargo on arms and on equipment for internal repression, as well as a travel ban and an asset freeze on 25 listed individuals in official positions who are responsible for human rights violations and/or for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, it noted.

“These measures are intended to help encourage democratic shared solutions in order to bring political stability to the country and allow it to address the pressing needs of the population,” it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency