Jorgo Chatzimarkakis MEP is a member of the Committee on Internal Market as well as on Budgetary Control. Since 2004 Chatzimarkakis has been actively involved in developing directives related to innovation, education and research as well as CO2 emission reductions. In June 2009 he was re-elected into the European Parliament. He became Head of the EP-Delegation for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He is President of the German Hellenic Business Association and Vice- President of the World Hellenic Inter- Parliamentary Association.