The EU is closely monitoring the progress of negotiations in Mexico. In December last year, it was hinted that sanctions could be eased if talks progress.
The European Union (EU) is examining the possibility of a change in its policy on Venezuela, in light of the movements of the opposition parties, diplomatic reconnection with Caracas by countries such as Brazil or Colombia, and the possibility of resuming negotiations. Mexico with the government of Nicolás Maduro.
In view of these events, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Joseph Borrell, will address the situation with Community foreign ministers at the Council in Brussels next Monday.
“The situation is completely different, I don’t know if the EU is going to change its policy, but there will be a reflection of the High Representative on that, what will you do when the circumstances change?” A senior official told Europa Press. .
The aim is to change the EU’s policy towards Venezuela, taking into account what has happened in recent months, although for this it is necessary to open a reflection on the 27 that maintain economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government.
Diplomatic sources told the agency that EU-administered instruments include renewing the contact group with Venezuela to resume relations with Caracas and try to influence a democratic solution to the crisis.
An analysis of European diplomacy emphasizes that several changes have taken place in the last six months, such as the re-establishment of relations with Colombia and Brazil after the arrival of the governments of Gustavo Pedro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
In addition, internal changes in the opposition include the ouster of “responsible leader” Juan Guaido and a new phase of opposition reorganization.
Diplomatic moves by the United States or Spain and Portugal, which have recalled their ambassadors to Caracas, also carry heavy weight.
On the other hand, the EU is closely monitoring the progress of negotiations in Mexico. In December last year, Borrell himself hinted that steps could be taken to ease sanctions if there was progress in talks on holding “democratic, free and fair” elections.
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