The Council of the EU extended sanctions list for Venezuela

The EU Council on Monday expanded the list of Venezuelan officials subject to restrictive measures “because of their role in actions and decisions that undermine democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela” and added 11 names to it, the EU Council said in a statement.

“Today, the Council added 11 high-ranking Venezuelan officials to the list of those subject to restrictive measures,” the document says.

It is reported that 36 people are now on the list. “The sanctions include a travel ban and asset freeze. These measures are directed at individuals and do not affect the General population. The EU will continue to work to promote a peaceful democratic settlement in Venezuela through credible elections,” the EU explained.

EU restrictive measures against Venezuela were introduced in November 2017. They include an arms embargo, as well as travel bans and asset freezes against some Venezuelan officials.