Venezuela’s escalating crisis
MEPs will debate the profound political and economic crisis and latest developments in Venezuela with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday afternoon.
Venezuela has been in crisis for months, with almost daily demonstrations against Nicolas Maduro's regime across the country.
The election of a controversial constituent assembly with no opposition members and which has replaced the opposition-controlled legislative assembly has generated growing international criticism of Maduro´s government.
In May, MEPs expressed solidarity with Venezuela’s National Assembly Speaker Julio Borges’s efforts to restore peace and human dignity in Venezuela. In a resolution voted in June, the European Parliament condemned the “brutal repression” by the Venezuelan security forces and urged Venezuela’s government to ensure the full restoration of the democratic order.
In another debate on Tuesday afternoon, MEPs will discuss strengthening the EU-Latin American strategic partnership with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and will vote on their recommendations on Wednesday.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debates: Tuesday, 12 September
Vote: Wednesday, 13 September