Europe’s Window of Opportunity on Venezuela Is Closing

By Ryan Berg, Jorge González-Gallarza

If they act quickly, the EU and the US can achieve a greater alignment of diplomatic and economic pressure.

This year keeps thrusting the European Union (EU) into ever-greater foreign policy challenges. To make matters worse, the highly anticipated realignment with the new Biden administration is proving more difficult on both sides of the Atlantic than initially envisioned. If the EU is sincere about taking up Joe Biden’s offer of renewed multilateral engagement, it should look for places to ease into it. Venezuela represents an immediate opportunity for policy realignment. The EU needs to urgently revamp its negotiating posture and sanctions arsenal on Venezuela. Such a move would not only...

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