It is only by working twice as hard to respond to the concerns of citizens that the European Parliament will win back the general public's trust. I look forward to the challenge, working for all Europeans over the next two and a half years.
Antonio TAJANI - President of the European Parliament
“The unjustified and arbitrary arrests early this morning of Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo Lopez, two opposition leaders, is another step towards dictatorship in Venezuela,” declared Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament. “The constant violation of human rights, the brutal repression exerted by the Government cannot continue,” said Tajani.
(Read more) : Antonio Tajani on the arrests of opposition leaders in Venezuela
Following his phone call with the leader of the opposition, Leopoldo López, on the election of the constituent national assembly in Venezuela, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stated: "It is a sad day for democracy in Venezuela, in Latin America and in the world as international treaties and the country’s own constitution are violated, most importantly, against the will of the people. This is no solution to the serious problems of political confrontation and humanitarian crisis that devastate the country," said Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, referring to the fraudulent and illegitimate election of the constituent assembly.
(Read more) : European Parliament President on the situation in Venezuela