A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed on 16 September to enter Norway-mediated negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro's government, by setting up a "national table".

The European Union welcomed the move, and expressed its belief that a political negotiated solution is the only peaceful way out of the crisis.

"However, to succeed and be trusted, it's important that any negotiated process has the necessary political representatives, the backing of the National Assemb...

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