I’m Markus Ferber and I come from Augsburg near Munich in Bavaria. I am an engineer and I take pride in our innovative small companies, the avid farmers and the beautiful Alps. I have been a member of the European Parliament for 20 years now and my passion is to have the European idea improve people’s lives on the ground. We’ve got quite some economic power and a strong voice in the world when we keep acting together. Local issues, though, are best resolved at local level. This is where we need to be equally realistic.