The Venezuelan government on Sunday, February 17, did not let the delegation of the European Parliament into the country.
“We are being expelled from Venezuela. Our passports were taken away, ” said the representative of the European Parliament Esteban González Pons. The Deputy added that they were not told the reasons for the ban on entry.
According to the member of the delegation, several members of the European people’s party had intended to meet with the interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido, which criticized the situation and called the head of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro “usurper”. Exactly Maduro raises the price of the transfer of power, said Guaido.
In turn, the foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza said that the deputies for a few days in advance through diplomatic channels, sent a warning about the prohibition of entry. Parliamentarians with “conspiratorial motives” were urged to refrain from the trip and avoid provocations, ” Arreas wrote in his microblog Twitter.