US business supports the EU’s economic recovery plan

29 May 2020
All Committees

On Wednesday, 27 May, the European Commission presented an ambitious recovery plan, including a new instrument ‘Next Generation EU’ to boost the EU’s spending capacity. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) fully supports the Commission’s proposal which aims to tackle the ripple effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the European economy. AmCham EU calls on Member States to endorse the Commission’s proposal.

In addition to an unparalleled financial commitment, the recovery plan outlines strong policy measures to strengthen the Single Market as well as to enable the green and digital transformations. It has the potential to be one of the engines that will restart Europe’s economy, creating new jobs and prosperity to benefit all citizens.

May Plenary: The European Union one year after the 2019 European Elections

28 May 2020
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On Tuesday, 26 May 2020, AmCham EU hosted a virtual plenary meeting to discuss the state of play of the European Union one year after the European elections. The event featured a panel discussion with Katarina Barley, MEP (S&D, DE),Vice-President, European Parliament; Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP (Greens/EFA, DE), European Parliament; Antonio López-Istúriz, MEP (EPP, ES), Secretary-General, EPP Party and Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen, Secretary-General, ALDE Party.

The discussion addressed key issues relating to the COVID-19 impact on the newly elected European institutions, the Future of Europe and the EU-US relationship. On this occasion, AmCham EU also welcomed a new member, Fiserv. as part of its Plenary meeting.

For questions, please contact Roberta Brumana, Senior External Relations Adviser (

Queen Elisabeth Competition in the spotlight

27 May 2020
All Committees

In recognition of the importance of the arts and young people in the arts, AmCham EU is a long-time supporter of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. The competition is for musicians who have completed their training and who rank as being of the highest calibre. While, this year, the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queen Elisabeth Competition will still be under the spotlight from Monday, 25 to Saturday, 30 May thanks to the support of Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) and Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT). You can listen to numerous radio broadcasts, retransmissions of previous competitions and even an exceptional evening of live performances at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR). Find out all the details in French or Dutch on the Queen Elisabeth Competition website.