Eu Withdraws Venezuela’S Diplomatic Status As Ambassador To Brussels

2021-02-25   |   by CusiGO

Brussels declared the Venezuelan ambassador to the European Union unwelcome in retaliation for the expulsion of the European ambassador to Caracas. The decision is another step in the escalation of tensions between Brussels and Nicolas Maduro’s regime since Venezuela’s legislative election on December 6. The European Union, the United States and many Latin American countries do not recognize the election results.

The European Union’s decision was announced on Thursday. At the end of the first day of the European summit, European leaders analyzed the development of the epidemic and some international tensions through video conference.

“At the initiative of Josep Borrell, the European Union’s high representative for foreign policy, the Council today (Thursday) agreed to declare the head of the delegation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the European Union an unwelcome person,” the Council announced in a statement. The same text points out that “this is a response to the Venezuelan government’s decision to declare the head of the EU delegation in Venezuela an unwelcome person.”.

Venezuela last Wednesday ordered the expulsion of EU Ambassador Isabel brighante and allowed her to leave the country within 72 hours. Maduro’s government made the same decision in June last year, but finally cancelled it at the request of the EU. At that time, Brussels also asked Caracas to reconsider the issue of deportation, but within 48 hours, the EU responded by withdrawing the diplomatic status of Claudia salno caldera, Venezuela’s ambassador to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Community sources indicate that the Salerno boiler may still be in Belgium. But there is no EU diplomatic status.