The European Union extended its unilateral sanctions against Venezuela until November 2019.
"Given the continued deterioration of the situation in Venezuela, the Council of the EU arranged this Tuesday [on November 6] to prolong the individual restrictive measures until November 14, 2019," the agency said in a statement.
The European bloc imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials in January on the grounds that they were implicated in alleged human rights violations.
On June 25, the EU included 11 other senior officials on its blacklist, including Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, after the May elections in which President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected with almost 68% of the votes.
"The EU has repeatedly confirmed its willingness to find a democratic solution to the crisis through constructive negotiations aimed at concrete results in which all Venezuelan political actors participate," the European regional bloc explained.