Milei meets with Chancellor Scholz for an hour in a go to with out fanfare | EUROtoday

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The Argentine president, Javier Miley, has not taken out the chainsaw on the primary and weird go to he made this Sunday to Germany. On a public stage, his assembly with the chancellor, Olaf Scholzthe one merchandise on the agenda, was diminished to a few images so as to add to a Milei touring in his private capability the monument in reminiscence of the Jews murdered in Europe.

Her refusal to seem with Scholz at a press convention, as acknowledged within the protocol for official visits, compelled the hosts to decrease her rank at brief discover. Milei was obtained on Sunday and with out navy honors. He arrived on the Foreign Ministry sharing a automobile together with his sister, the final secretary of the Presidency, and left as he got here, with out ache or glory. In a discreet entourage. Those near him say that the president hates pomp.

Milei virtually by no means presents press conferences in his nation and Berlin has not been for this “libertarian” the sofa on which to psychoanalyze his phobias: the one he feels for journalists, for the deputies whom he calls “rats” or for the militants of the socialism or social democracy, like President Pedro Sánchez and Scholz, or by those that criticize him for the truth that within the six months he has been in energy he has traveled the world greater than as soon as with out having been invited generally by the governments.

Due to ideological variations, Milei skipped the standard journeys of Argentine presidents to necessary neighboring nations like Brazil and Chile. During his go to to Spain, the Argentine has not met with authorities representatives nor has he met within the United States, the place he has already traveled a number of occasions. Without appointments on the White House, Milei has met with Tesla boss Elon Musk and former President Donald Trump, amongst others, however they have been all the time 'showcase conferences'.

The Argentine ambassador to Germany, Fernando Brun, apologizes: “President Milei has only been leading the Administration of a country as complex as Argentina for six months,” the diplomat explains to EL MUNDO. He assures that the “Argentine Government attaches great importance to communication, but considers it an instrument to present tangible results of the roadmap at the bilateral level.”

Without a roadmap to current and and not using a declaration of intentions on the a part of Scholz and Milei, the assembly between the calm and pragmatic German social democrat and the eccentric and noisy Argentine has solely served to make the German media discuss Argentina.

The Argentine aspect acknowledged that President Milei went to the Foreign Ministry with many points on his plate, though an hour of time with interpreters hardly quantities to way more than a greeting. The most related points for the events have been undoubtedly financial and Mercosur.

The conversations about free commerce settlement between the European Union and the South American financial group they continue to be stagnant. Milei is in battle for ideological causes with the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and each within the EU and in Germany there are doubts about whether or not the Mercosur settlement ought to materialize within the present circumstances.

For the Greens, companions in Scholz's authorities coalition, the reply isn’t any: “Milei's far-right government is not a partner of stable value for the German economy,” declared Max Lucks. For this deputy “it is not possible to negotiate binding rules in a Mercosur agreement with a president who denies man-made climate change and wants to abolish all human rights as a matter of domestic policy.”

For the veteran Gregor Gysi, international coverage spokesman for the Die Linke group within the Bundestag, “Milei's contempt for the State and its institutions, together with a unique austerity program and his intention to govern the country by decree, reveal a vision cynical and undemocratic world.

“There must be no shut cooperation between Germany and such a president. Milei should respect civil rights and democracy in Argentina, in any other case there may be no Mercosur settlement,” Gysi demanded.

A medal for Milei

Milei arrived in Germany on Saturday from Spain to be decorated here, too. He got the medal of the right-liberal society Friedrich August von Hayek in Hamburgin the presence of the politician of the far-right populist Alternative for Germany (AD) Beatrix von Storch and the president of the right-wing conservative Werteunion, Hans-Georg Maaßen.

“You take capitalism off the defensive,” said Stefan Kooths, president of the economists' association, in his laudatory speech at a Hamburg hotel. He compared Milei's policies to chemotherapy. “The uncomfortable side effects are severe,” said the Kiel economist. “But with out that remedy, Argentina could be completed.”

Several hundred demonstrators protested outside the venue under the slogan: “No prize for the intense proper, no medal for Javier Milei.” They responded to the call of an alliance of Argentine and German civil society organizations and the Left Party.

South America's second economy suffers a serious economic crisis for decades. It suffers from an oversized state apparatus, low industrial productivity and a large underground economy that deprives the State of tax revenue.

Milei has given the country a real shake-up. The Government has eliminated thousands of jobs in the public sector, reduced subsidies and eliminated social programs. According to the Argentine Catholic University, almost 56% of the population lives below the poverty line and around 18% in extreme poverty. “It was all the time clear that this may not occur with out difficulties, however we all the time communicated this clearly to individuals,” Milei said during her rather lengthy presentation to the Hayek Society. “We have stated that there isn’t a cash, that will probably be arduous, that the start will likely be troublesome, however that ultimately we are going to obtain good outcomes.”