Venezuela: France’s calls for tougher sanctions
France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called for tougher sanctions against Venezuela, accusing it of violating democracy and human rights.
“It’s not been a democracy for a long time,” said Mr Macron.
His comments came after the Supreme Court in Caracas imposed restrictions on the main opposition coalition for presidential elections due in April.
On Monday, the European Union froze the assets and imposed a travel ban on seven senior Venezuelan officials.
Mr Macron said that there was no sign of progress from President Nicolás Maduro’s government and called for a joint effort to help restore democracy in Venezuela.