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Minutes of the ordinary meeting of 11 November 2019

At the meeting which took place on 11 November 2019, the Members of the Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary meeting (JPC) EU-Chile, discussed on the Political and social situation in Chile.
H.E. Patricio Torres, Ambassador-designate of Chile to the European Union stated that the current crisis was unprecedented in the country's 30 years of democracy. This crisis was attributable to factors such as social inequality, deficiencies in basic services such as education and health care, low salaries and pensions and the rising cost of living.
A representative of the European External Action Service (EEAS) stated that Chile was a valuable partner of the European Union and stressed the importance and largely peaceful nature of the demonstrations in Chile.

Minutes of the preparatory meeting of 13 February 2020, Strasbourg

The Chair, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero announced that the 27th meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) EU-Chile would take place in Santiago de Chile from 4 to 6 March 2020.
- H.E. Patricio Torres, Ambassador of Chile to the EU, informed that, as a consequence of the social crisis, a referendum aiming at reforming the Constitution will be held on 26 April 2020.

- Stefan Tressing, Deputy Head of Division for South America, EEAS, stated that Chile is a very important partner for the EU and that the EU is willing to support Chile in the process of revitalizing its institutions and promoting a strong and participative civil society.

- Matthias Jorgensen, Head of Unit Trade Relations with Latin America, EC, mentioned the progress made in the negotiation of the trade pillar of the Association Agreement.

Delegation's archives for the 8th parliamentary term (2014-2019)

A summary of ordinary meetings held during the European Parliament's 8th term (2014-2019) can be found in the delegation's archives.

Minutes constitutive meeting of 9 October 2019

At its constitutive meeting which took place on 9 October 2019, the Members of the EP Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) EU-Chile, elected the Bureau of this Delegation by acclamation, as follows:
Ms Inmaculada Rodríguez Piñero (S&D, ES): ChairMr Leopoldo López Gil (EPP, ES): first Vice-chairMr Ryszard Antoni Legutko (ECR, PL): second Vice-chair