European Taxpayers' Association awards European Parliamentarians

For the first time, the European Taxpayers' Association issues a certificate of honor to 19 MEPs across all party lines in the European Parliament in Strasbourg who have rendered outstanding services to the European taxpayer, and especially to SMEs, in the now-ending 2014-2019 legislative period. The candidates were selected in cooperation with SME Connect and the European Economic Senate. Together they represent over 2 million members in Europe. Criteria for the election decision were: 1) political personality 2) closeness to the citizen 3) commitment to the taxpayer 4) SME friendly policy. The categories are the respective relevant committees, delegation leaders of the parties and four special categories.

 Committees:

  • Karima DELLI MEP (Greens)*
    Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • Mady DELVAUX MEP (S&D)*
    Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Elisabetta GARDINI MEP (EPP)
    Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Ingeborg GRÄSSLE MEP (EPP)
    Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Eva MAYDELL MEP (EPP)
    Member of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • Anthea McINTYRE MEP (ECR)
    Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Ulrike MÜLLER MEP (ALDE)
    Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Lieve WIERINCK MEP (ALDE)
    Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • Iuliu WINKLER MEP (EPP)
    Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade

Delegations:

  • Fredrick FEDERLEY MEP (ALDE)*
    Sweden – Centerpartiet
  • Jeppe KOFOD MEP (S&D)**
    Denmark – Socialdemokratiet
  • Angelika NIEBLER MEP (EPP)
    Baveria – Christlich-Soziale Union
  • Helga STEVENS MEP (ECR)
    Belgium – Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliante
  • Indrek TARAND MEP (Greens | European Free Alliance)
    Estonia - Soltumatu

Special Categories:

  • Benedek JAVOR MEP (Greens | European Free Alliance)
    Environment
  • Isabella DE MONTE MEP (S&D)*
    Woman
  • Dr. Paul RÜBIG MEP (EPP)
    Legacy
  • Ivan STEFANEC MEP (EPP)
    SME
  • Prof. Dr. Inese VAIDERE MEP (EPP)
    Freedom

  *)  Could not participate in the ceremony 
**)  Did not take the certificate of honor

With this award, the European Taxpayers' Association wants to pay tribute to the returning and new future MEPs’ work and to acknowledge its value and to motivate taxpayers for the new period.
Strassbourg, April 16th, 2019

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