After the new Maduro controlled congress started its mandate on 5th January 2021, US issued a general licence stating it will keep recognizing Guaido as interim president and authorizes transactions with officals designed by Guaido. However, if the EU also doesn’t recognize the Maduro National Assembly, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s statement referred to Guaido as one of “the political and civil society actors striving to bring back democracy to Venezuela”, rather than as interim president or as head of the assembly, FT reported.