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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the site of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee (D-CL).
As the elected Chair of the delegation, I preside over the regular meetings of our Delegation in Brussels and Strasbourg. Together with the Co-Chair of the Delegation of the Chilean Congress, I also chair the meetings of the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee, which take place twice a year, alternating between Chile and the European Union.

Chile is a constructive, like-minded partner, with which the EU shares important values, including the defence of democracy and human rights, open trade and multilateralism. Furthermore, Chile has been one of Latin America's fastest-growing economies, with an average growth of 5 % over the past three decades.

Bilateral relations with Chile are excellent, and are based on our successful Association Agreement signed in 2002. During the last parliamentary term (2014-2019), the European Parliament expressed strong support for the modernisation of the Agreement, so as to bring it into line with the most modern and advanced agreements. This includes the modernisation of its trade pillar, for which I was rapporteur during the last parliamentary term. Negotiations for a new agreement started in November 2017. At a time of increasing international instability, we urgently need to update and upgrade our current framework for relations ‑ especially to reaffirm our shared support of the multilateral order, and determination to defend it.
As for trade, negotiations should go beyond merely granting improved market access. The European Parliament has underlined the need to link trade and sustainable development, with a particular focus on the fight against climate change, the defence of the highest labour standards and human rights, including gender equality.

In the field of cooperation, because of Chile's status as a high-income country and OECD member, the European Parliament has supported efforts to move away from traditional development cooperation towards different approaches, such as triangular cooperation. Future cooperation between Chile and the EU should also cover other important policy areas such as security and justice, sustainable development, energy and research, as well as specific fields such as tourism, statistics and transport.

Given all of this, a partner like Chile is of enormous value to the European Union in these fast-changing times. I am taking on the task of guiding our Delegation with enthusiasm and a sense of responsibility, as well as with the aim of fostering broad-ranging and intensive dialogue between our parliamentary assemblies.

My objective is to boost our role and influence as citizen's representatives on the international stage, and to harness parliamentary democracy to make progress together in areas of mutual interest to the EU and Chile.

Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, Chair

Next meeting of the Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Chile

14-11-2019 10:57
The next meeting of the EP's Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Chile will take place in 2020 and willl be announced at a later stage.

Comunicado prensa, 24.10.19

28-10-2019 12:08


Chile: eurodiputados piden diálogo y proporcionalidad a las fuerzas del orden




A la vista de la situación en Chile, Javi López, copresidente de EuroLat, e Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, la presidenta de la delegación UE-Chile, condenan la violencia y piden diálogo.

El copresidente de la Asamblea Parlamentaria Euro-Latinoamericana, Javi López, ha expresado su "consternación" por los actos de violencia que se han producido en Santiago y otras ciudades de Chile en los últimos días y ha transmitido su "profundo pesar por las víctimas mortales, que ascienden ya al menos a dieciocho personas, así como por los numerosos heridos y cuantiosos daños materiales, fundamentalmente en bienes que son de uso y servicio público".

El copresidente de EuroLat ha agregado su convencimiento de que "Chile es hoy en día una democracia consolidada que dispone de los medios políticos y legales suficientes para canalizar reivindicaciones legítimas de forma pacífica y con total respeto a la libertad de expresión y el Estado de derecho".

Y en este sentido, ha condenado "todos los actos de violencia" y ha hecho un llamamiento a la "convocatoria urgente de un diálogo entre los interlocutores políticos, económicos y sociales de Chile, con el fin de abordar con calma, serenidad y un renovado esfuerzo de consenso, las reclamaciones que han derivado en la provocación de los graves disturbios en el país".

En la misma línea, Rodríguez-Piñero ha recordado "la necesidad de que todas las partes actúen en el marco de la ley", y ha expresado "el papel fundamental de las autoridades públicas que, en el ejercicio de su responsabilidad como garantes del derecho a la libertad y a la seguridad, deben asegurar el orden público dentro de los márgenes estrictos de la legalidad y la proporcionalidad".

La presidenta de la delegación UE-Chile del PE ha puesto en valor "el notorio desarrollo que Chile ha experimentado en las últimas décadas, lo que le permitió convertirse en 2010 en el primer país sudamericano miembro de la OCDE". "Pero el crecimiento económico por sí mismo no es suficiente para reducir la pobreza, la desigualdad y la exclusión", ha añadido Rodriguez-Piñero, que ha atribuido razones de "justicia social y de eficiencia económica" a la importancia de aplicar "con carácter prioritario" las políticas económicas, fiscales y sociales adecuadas para combatirlas.

Para concluir, Rodriguez-Piñero ha reiterado su "firme apoyo" al refuerzo de "una colaboración entre la Unión Europea y Chile que nos permita avanzar en la senda de un crecimiento inclusivo, garantizar una distribución más justa de la riqueza y desarrollar un estado de bienestar que proporcione la prestación universal de los servicios públicos esenciales y de interés general."

Más información


Perfil de Javi López (S&D, España)

Perfil de Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero (S&D, España)

Página web de la Asamblea parlamentaria euro-latinoamericana EuroLat

Página web de la Delegación en la Comisión Parlamentaria Mixta UE-Chile

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Elected Bureau of the EP Delegation to the JPC EU-Chile

09-10-2019 20:16

At its constitutive meeting on 9 October 2019, the EP Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) EU-Chile elected its Bureau as follows:

Inmaculada RODRIGUEZ-PINERO (S&D, ES): Chair
Leopoldo LOPEZ GIL (PPE, ES): First Vice-chair
Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO (ECR, PL): Second Vice-chair




26th meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Chile, 25 and 26 June 2018

01-04-2019 11:32
The 26th meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) EU-Chile took place in Brussels on Monday 25 June from 15.30 to 19.00 and on Tuesday 26 June from 09.00 to 12.30.