Thank you, dear members and presidents of 33 associations of SMEs in Europe for awarding to me the honor and the duty to represent you and 2.4 million companies in 33 countries spanning over Europe and neighbouring countries.
I am dedicated and will stand strong in defending the rights of small and medium sized businesses. I will fight and demand ‘level-playing field terms’ at the EU level for the European Entrepreneurs.
Not Industry and global players alone are entitled to lobby Brussels and receive subsidies, but SMEs too.
Thank you dear members of the Board of CEAPME to entrust this important mission to me.
Thank you, Professor Maurizio Casasco for your excellent services and dedication as former president (now Honorary President) over the past years and thank you for your support, trust and endorsement as well as our amicable cooperation at your side over the past years.
May SMEs as the backbone of our economies continue prosper and grow !
Markus Jerger, Brussels, 27 June 2023