On 24 January, the EU's trade and investment agreement with Chile is on the agenda of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) and on 29 February the vote will be held in the European Parliament’s plenary session.

The Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) resolutely oppose the agreement with Chile.

Since 2020, the EU Commission has been trying to reconcile its trade policy with the EU's climate targets in line with the Green Deal. Trade is now supposed to contribute to solving the climate crisis and improving labor, social and environmental standards. However, the present agreement with Chile has the opposite effect. Its dangers primarily affect the areas of agriculture, mining, sustainability and public services. Furthermore, the agreement contains controversial corporate privileges allowing them lawsuits in front of international tribunals.

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