The President of FGV, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, participated in the debate "The EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: A Geo-Economic Perspective from Brazil and Germany", that happened in Berlin at the The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)'s headquarters.

Mr. Carlos Ivan, brought the Brazilian perspective on how can Brazil – in its own geo-economic and geopolitical interest – help EU member states to overcome their national and special interests in order to ratify the treaty?

The discussion counted with following panelists:
Dr. Claudia Zilla, Senior Fellow, Research Division: The Americas, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Dr. Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Brazil

Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte, Associate Fellow, Research Program: The Americas, DGAP

Ambassador ret. Bernhard Graf von Waldersee, Vice President, German-Brazilian Society (Deutsch-Brasilianische Gesellschaft/Sociedade Brasil-Alemanha)