Communiqué de presse

Venezuela: Maduro’s government responsible for trying to strip powers from Parliament

Strasbourg
, 05.04.2017 - 18:34
Venezuela strikes

The EPP Group will today denounce Nicolas Maduro's government for inspiring the unconstitutional actions of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the Attorney General and urge that the Parliament (Asamblea Nacional) regain its powers and prerogatives as an independent legislative institution.

During an extraordinary debate convened in the plenary of the European Parliament on the alarming situation in Venezuela, Luis de Grandes MEP will call for "respect for the constitutional order and division of powers that must exist in any democracy".

The EPP Group will also once again ask the Government led by Nicolás Maduro for the immediate release of all political prisoners, call for elections to the Presidency of the country and the establishment of measures to provide humanitarian assistance to the population.

De Grandes, EPP Group Coordinator for Eurolat, also denounces "the repression exercised over the last hours by the Venezuelan regime against the Venezuelan people, who legitimately protested the latest decisions by the government and the permanent lack of freedoms."

Quoting the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, De Grandes says: "A parody of democracy is not democracy".

"It is also the time for the EU to combine diplomacy with a stronger position so the Venezuelan people feel encouraged by the EU and regain hope of freedom," De Grandes concludes.

The debate on Venezuela will start at 19.30 tonight. Follow it live.

Notes aux Editeurs
Avec 216 députés issus de 27 Etats membres, le Groupe PPE est le groupe politique le plus important du Parlement européen

Coordonnées des députés

-
Luis de GRANDES PASCUAL
STR - Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175512 Fax: +33 (0)3 88 179512
E-mail: luis.degrandespascual@europarl.europa.eu

Contacts au service de presse

Javier Jimenez Arbelo
Press Relations Fisheries, EuroLat, Spain
Phone: +32 475 48 04 46

Actualités

Man voting on elections in Europe
23.02.2018 - 17:59

People should know who can become the Commission President

"Europe should not be an elite project. It must become more of a project for the people again. This is why we need more democracy and...
Enlargement
22.02.2018 - 11:39

End rebate logic - we all benefit from EU budget

“The EU budget must be strengthened without penalising taxpayers. Post-2020, we have to stop rebates, compensations and end the logic of...
Online shopping with digital tablet
22.02.2018 - 10:10

Shop like at home

Whether buying online or offline from another EU Member State, European consumers will in the future be entitled to a harmonised level oF protection...
Combines harvesting wheat
21.02.2018 - 18:14

Evaluation and authorisation of pesticides needs to hold up to scrutiny

After the controversy surrounding the renewal of the use of glyphosate in farming, the European Parliament has set up a Special Committee to...

À la Une cette semaine

26.02.2018 - 02.03.2018
Palm growing from pile of euros

New Tax Committee: artificial shifting around of companies' profits must end

Parliament is setting up a new special committee on Thursday to look further into the problem of the tax evasion and tax avoidance of multi-national...
Germany, Frankfurt, European Central Bank, low angle

EP hearing for ECB Vice-President candidate Luis De Guindos

The Ecofin Council, which gathers together the EU's 28 Finance Ministers, confirmed at its meeting on 20 February the nomination of Spanish...
A bee on a flower

Honey bees in trouble

The European Parliament will debate the future of beekeeping at its mini-Plenary on Wednesday. "We must keep an eye on our bees as their role in...
Burkhard Balz MEP