The European Union has called on all Venezuelan political parties to find common ground and end the recent spat of violence.
“Ongoing escalation of tensions and violent confrontations during last days are only increasing divisions in Venezuela,” said the spokesperson for the EU’s Office of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a statement. “But violence and use of force will not resolve the current crisis.”
According to the EU spokesperson, “Heavily sanctioning the opposition – most recently an opposition politician Henrique Capriles Radonski who was banned from political life for 15 years – does not help to lower the unrest and the tensions in the country.”
The Venezuelan people have the right to peacefully demonstrate and to see the political conflict immediately solved, the spokesperson added.