"The European idea is based on peace, freedom and prosperity. We need this EU. There is clear room for manoeuvre when it comes to freeing businesses from unnecessary bureaucracy. Bureaucracy distracts entrepreneurs from their core business and leads to young women and men deciding against becoming self-employed. It is unacceptable for entrepreneurs to spend more and more time dealing with administrative requirements than practising their business.
On the contrary, craftsmen and women should be given a leap of faith. Qualifications such as dual vocational training should not only be tolerated, but promoted as guarantors of Europe's economic development. It is the more than 20 million craft businesses and SMEs that maintain jobs and apprenticeships, create new ones and thus contribute significantly to the economic strength of the European Union. EU laws must be implementable for them and must not be a brake on economic development."