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US News Venezuela. Maduro orders the European Union ambassador to leave the country

07:25  30 june  2020
07:25  30 june  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Venezuela 's President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the European Union 's ambassador to leave the country within 72 hours. Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa's expulsion came hours after the EU placed sanctions on 11 Venezuelan officials. They were sanctioned for acting against the national assembly

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the European Union envoy to leave the country , hours after the EU announced sanctions against The EU subjected 11 officials to financial sanctions, citing their actions against the democratic functioning of Venezuela 's National Assembly.

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The Venezuelan President ordered the European Union’s envoy on Monday to leave the country within 72 hours. The expulsion comes after EU sanctions against a group of Venezuelan representatives for their actions against Congress.

President Nicolás Maduro gave Monday, June 29, 72 hours to the head of the delegation of the European Union in Caracas to leave the Venezuela , in reaction to the sanctions adopted the same day by the EU against eleven Venezuelan officials.

The Socialist President announced the expulsion of the EU representative, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, during a speech at the presidential palace in Miraflores.

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Nicolás Maduro ’s embattled government has declared the German ambassador persona non grata and ordered him to leave the country within 48 hours as Venezuela ’s political Arreaza said the decision was based on Daniel Kriener’s “repeated acts of interference in the country ’s internal affairs”.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday gave the head of the European Union mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country after the bloc announced sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials. "Who are they to try to impose themselves with threats

"Who are they to try to impose themselves by threat? Who are they ? That's enough ! This is why I decided to give the European Union ambassador 72 hours to leave our country ", said Nicolás Maduro.

"We will settle this in 72 hours [...] We will provide her with a plane to go, but we will put our affairs in order with the European Union" , he continued.

Venezuela has suspended commercial flights due to the pandemic of new coronavirus .

Eleven Venezuelan officials punished

The EU on Monday sanctioned eleven Venezuelan officials involved in actions against the opposition to the government of Nicolás Maduro, including Luis Parra who tried to replace Juan Guaido in May in the presidency of the Parliament.

Juan Guaido is recognized as interim president of Venezuela by about fifty countries.

"The alleged election of Luis Parra was not legitimate because it did not respect legal procedures and democratic constitutional principles" , said the European Union.

Venezuela was the first Latin American country in 2017 to be subject to sanctions by the EU.

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