On Monday February 27, we discussed the situation in Venezuela in the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs
The European Parliament has been monitoring the situation in Venezuela closely. The last EP delegation to Venezuela was in November 2015, a four-Member delegation travelled to Caracas ahead of the December 6 elections.
The delegation stressed the European Parliament’s desire for Venezuela to develop an honest, safe and transparent political process; to build cooperation between the government and the parliamentary majority in order to tackle the current economic crisis; and to establish greater judicial independence.
I call on the Venezuelan Government to release immediately the political prisoners, guarantee security and the free exercise of rights for all citizens, in particular human rights defenders, journalists and political activists.