Argentina's President Milei visits Chancellor Scholz

In Berlin, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) receives Argentinian President Javier Milei for a 60-minute conversation. They discuss world trade, peace for Ukraine and the anarcho-capitalist's reform plans. Supporters and critics of Milei meet in front of the Chancellery in a less diplomatic manner.

Berlin - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) received Argentina's President Javier Milei in Berlin to discuss relations between the two countries. In 60 minutes, the two politicians talked about the economy, trade, renewable energies and global climate protection, as government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit announced. "Argentina is one of Germany's most important economic partners in Latin America," she emphasized.

In addition to bilateral issues, Social Democrat Scholz and anarcho-capitalist Milei also discussed the president's reform plans. Scholz emphasized the importance of "social compatibility and the protection of social cohesion," said Hebestreit.

Other topics included a free trade agreement between the European Union and the MERCOSUR states, Argentina's possible accession to the OECD and the peace process in Ukraine. Scholz and Milei both attended a summit on the subject in Switzerland. Both agreed that it was up to Russia to end the war of aggression against Ukraine.
Milei waives reception with military honours

While Scholz was welcoming the crowd, a small demonstration "against President Javier Milei from Argentina" took place in front of the Federal Chancellery. The police counted around 100 participants at the peak. 30 people had registered in advance. At the rally, a supporter of the president got into an altercation with a demonstrator. A criminal complaint was filed for attempted bodily harm. Overall, however, an "emotional but peaceful atmosphere" prevailed, as a police spokeswoman told Junge Freiheit.

The meeting between the Chancellor and the Argentine President was reduced to a short public appearance with a photo opportunity during the welcoming ceremony. A reception with military honours and a subsequent joint press conference were cancelled at short notice - according to the German side, at Milei's instigation. Before the visit to Chancellor Scholz, the Hayek Society awarded the Argentine President the Hayek Medal in Hamburg.

Scandal after performance in Spain

Recently, Milei caused a scandal at an election campaign event of the Spanish party Vox. Amid euphoric cheers from the 11,000 spectators at the "Europa Viva 24", he criticized Spain's left-wing government and described the wife of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Begoña Gómez, as "corrupt."

Although Milei did not mention the Spanish head of government by name, the allusion was obvious. Sánchez's government reacted promptly and recalled the Spanish ambassador from Buenos Aires to Madrid for consultations "for an indefinite period". Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares said it was a "frontal attack on our democracy, on our institutions and on Spain".

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post
Follow us on TruthSocial, X-Twitter, Gettr, Gab, VK, Anonup, Facebook and Telegram for interesting and mysterious bonus content!
If you are willing and able 👉 PayPal donate.

Contact form