I´m Monika Hohlmeier, MEP from Bavaria. I was just a kid when my father became the Prime Minister of Bavaria, thus the world of politics has been part of my world for almost all of my life. Politics is about the people, and politicians have to be where the people are. We have to listen, understand and use all our courage to change today´s worries into tomorrow´s hopes. Glance back with gratitude, walk ahead with courage and look up with faith in your heart – that is my motto.