In view of the still broad resistance against the conclusion of the EU-Mercosur Agreement, the EU Commission plans to split association agreements in the future. At the moment, this would primarily apply to the EU-Mercosur Agreement, where the controversial trade section could come into effect in spite of justified criticism and without the approval of individual national governments and/or parliaments. More than 200 civil society organisations, including AK, have criticised this plan in an open letter, urging the decision makers not to put the democratic participation of individual Member States at risk.