Michael Jäger has been Secretary General of the European Taxpayers’ movement Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE) since 1996, and since 2011 the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the European Economic Senate, a network of leading corporations in Europe. Michael Jäger has worked for the Bavarian Taxpayers Association since 1991 and served as Vice President since October 2015. He was elected Vice President of the German Taxpayers Association in 2018. He is an entrepreneur, consultant and author, working as a watchdog on behalf of taxpayers, fighting for less taxation, more individual freedom and a free market economy. He has published and given statements and lectures on matters pertaining to taxation, public spending, agricultural and structural reforms, funds, deregulation, privatization and institutional reforms. In 2016 he received the “Mérite Européen” Award for his commitment to Europe and the people of Europe.