13 de septiembre de 2017 12:39 PM
Actualizado el 14 de septiembre de 2017 17:12 PM
The European Chamber passed on Wednesday by ample majority a resolution requesting the European Union to ponder on imposing sanctions on the people responsible for “serious human rights abuses in Venezuela.”
With 526 votes for, 96 against and 59 abstentions, the European Chamber requested consideration of freezing of assets of the persons involved in serious human rights abuses in Venezuela. The European body also seeks to “restrict their access to the Union territory,” the European Parliament commented in a statement.
In their request from the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the European Parliament, the European Deputies included “the members of the National Constituent Assembly,” which is recognized neither by the European Union nor by the United States, let alone the nations in the Western Hemisphere, AFP cited.
The new resolution from the European Chamber, after an earlier resolution passed in April, condemning “brutal repression” in Venezuela, applies increasing pressure on the European Union to impose sanctions, as requested some months ago by the EU parliament president Antonio Tajani.
During a recent parliamentary session, UE representative Christos Stylianides noted that the European Union was weighing the adoption of “specific measures;” however, for the time being, it bets on mediation.