The countries of the European Union gave their approval this Wednesday to the adoption of sanctions against the Venezuelan government, which the European chancellors must formally approve on Monday, indicated diplomatic sources.
The ambassadors of European countries to the EU "approved sanctions against Venezuela today", which the foreign ministers "must approve now next Monday," said one of these sources to the AFP.
"The political objective remains to bring the [Nicolas Maduro] government to the negotiating table with the opposition and, therefore, to contribute to the exit of the current political crisis," said another diplomatic source, which described the device as "gradual, Flexible and irreversible ".
The measures envisaged will prevent European companies from delivering arms to the Venezuelan government and usable material in electronic surveillance, which can serve to repress opposition members, according to these sources.
The EU will also adopt a legal framework on measures against persons and organizations involved in repression of the opposition, although this blacklist remains empty at the moment, they pointed out.
It is a "warning", explained another source. The 28 could study the inclusion of office names of the Government of Caracas for the December chancellors ' meeting, depending on the evolution of the situation.
The European bloc will join the United States and Canada in the sanctions against this Latin American country, plunged into a serious political crisis and a chaotic economic situation with crazy inflation.