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Monthly message from Susan Danger, Managing Director
Oct 01, 2014 -

This month, Susan is introducing AmCham EU's newly revamped office and discussing the many activities going on at AmCham EU and the EU institutions.

AmCham EU meets with ECON Committee MEP assistants at the European Parliament
Sep 26, 2014 -

On 25 September, AmCham EU hosted a roundtable discussion with MEP assistants and policy advisers on the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

AmCham EU reaches a record-high number of member companies
Sep 26, 2014 -

At this month’s plenary, AmCham EU voted in three new member companies, taking for the first time its membership above the 160-member threshold. AmCham EU is delighted to welcome cabinet DN, Marsh & McLennan Companies and McGuireWoods LLP.
Is your company interested in joining AmCham EU? Contact David Weemaels, Membership Officer.

AmCham EU holds well-attended plenary on trade policy
Sep 24, 2014 -

On 23 September, AmCham EU held its September plenary with keynote speaker Marc Vanheukelen, Head of Cabinet to EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who spoke about trade policy and the value of multilateral agreements. The plenary’s opening address was delivered by His Excellency Dr Angelos Pangratis, EU Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

AmCham EU remains a key stakeholder in the conflict minerals debate
Sep 19, 2014 -

AmCham EU has continued its advocacy effort with regards to the EU initiative on the responsible trading of conflict minerals, which includes a draft Regulation setting up an EU-wide system of responsible sourcing. A series of outreach meetings with Permanent Representation attachés is ongoing, and a meeting was also held with Elizabeth Jaffee, US Mission to the EU Financial Economist covering the topic, who has been active on the issue since 2008.

AmCham EU meets with the ESMA and AMF on financial instruments legislation
Sep 18, 2014 -

A delegation from AmCham EU’s Financial Services and Company Law Committee travelled to Paris to meet with Laurent Degabriel and Rodrigo Buenaventura of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), and with Sonia Cattarinussi of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to discuss the implementation of the recently agreed Markets in Financial Instruments legislation (MiFID). AmCham EU conveyed a number of concerns related to trade transparency provisions and measures related to commodities, trading venues and inducements in these productive meetings.

High expectations that Juncker’s team will put Europe back on track
Sep 11, 2014 -

Following the announcement of the nominees for Jean-Claude Juncker’s first College of Commissioners, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) welcomes the focus and ambition reflected in the nomination of his new team. 

AmCham EU applauds commitment to multi-stakeholder model at IGF in Istanbul
Sep 09, 2014 -

More than 3,000 delegates gathered at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) last week in Istanbul to discuss the important issues pertaining to the growth of the global Internet. AmCham EU was pleased to see the continued commitment to the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance by diverse stakeholders across the globe. In particular, participants called for renewal of the IGF’s mandate in 2015 and stronger commitments to its funding.  

European journalists get briefed on TTIP by AmCham EU and BUSINESSEUROPE
Jul 24, 2014 -

AmCham EU, together with BUSINESSEUROPE, played host on 18 July to a corps of European journalists for a press briefing on the sixth round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between US and EU trade representatives, held last week in Brussels. The group of journalists from both print and radio were selected by the US Department of State and the US Mission to the EU to be part of the TTIP Journalist Exchange Program, a group that is covering the negotiations both in Brussels and the United States. The journalists come from ten of the EU Member States, including Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain.

Build skills for Europe’s future to kick-start jobs and growth
Jul 17, 2014 -

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) joins newly elected Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in calling for decisive action to accelerate European growth over the next five years.

Following his election as the next president of the European Commission, AmCham EU offered its congratulations, and welcomed his aim of renewing the Commission as a strong institution which will lead the way on major policy challenges.

What is being said about AmCham EU...

"Publications produced by AmCham EU give an insightful, important and a clear analysis of the decision-making processes within the EU institutions."

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science - Màire Geoghegan-Quinn


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