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Bernard Stalter, patron of French crafts, is dead

The entrepreneur, who had covid-19, was hospitalized “in serious condition” in Strasbourg.

Entrepreneur Bernard Stalter died on Monday at the age of 63. Head of craft hairdressing company, president of the National Union of Hairdressing Companies (Unec) and CMA France, the national network of chambers of trades and crafts, Bernard Stalter was a fervent defender of French crafts .

When his hospitalization was announced, a group of craftsmen hastened to raise a support banner in front of the Alsace Chamber of Trades, which he chaired. Entrepreneur Bernard Stalter died on Monday, his wife announced on a Facebook post. Affected by covid-19, Bernard Stalter was hospitalized in intensive care “in serious conditionAt the Strasbourg hospital.

Voices of artisans, recognizable by his large white mustache, Bernard Stalter defended the interests of French artisans to the end. During the first weeks of the epidemic, he participated in joint meetings with the Grand Est region to warn of the economic consequences of the crisis for the self-employed.

His memory was immediately greeted on Twitter by several political figures, like the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire and the Secretary of State Agnès Pannier-Runacher.


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