By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (December 12th) that there is a limited time for the European Union (EU) and Mercosur to reach a trade agreement. According to Merkel, Brazil’s president-elect's government, Jair Bolsonaro, may make negotiations harder.

"The time for an agreement between the EU and Mercosur is running out. The agreement must happen very quickly, otherwise it will not be as easy to achieve with the new government of Brazil," Merkel said during a session of the Bundestag (German Parliament).

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