New problems with the economic agreement overshadow Brazilian President Lula’s visit to Berlin. He wants to fight. And the Chancellor has to call a man who is sitting somewhere else.
Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva are two very different men: While Lula sometimes stands out for his improvisational skills and spontaneous hugs, the Chancellor prefers to keep his distance and be faithful to his manuscript. However, Scholz and Lula agree on one topic: both want the planned free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American economic community Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay), which would create a market with more than 715 million people.