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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.
 


US judicial redress for EU citizens: an important step in the right direction
Jul 17, 2014 -

On 25 June 2014, Eric Holder, US Attorney-General, announced that the Obama administration intends to introduce legislation to allow EU citizens the right to seek judicial redress in US courts in cases where their personal data has been wrongfully disclosed when transferred to the US for law enforcement purposes. This legislation would grant EU citizens the same right to judicial redress that US citizens have under the Privacy Act.
 


Ambassador Gardner talks to AmCham EU members about areas for greater EU-US cooperation
Jul 10, 2014 -

 

On 9 July, AmCham EU held its July plenary with keynote speaker The Hon. Anthony L. Gardner, recently appointed US Ambassador to the European Union, who outlined the key priorities and policy areas for EU-US cooperation over the coming years, sharing insights on the importance of maintaining a strong transatlantic relationship. 


Susan Danger's monthly video in Rome with the Presidency Group delegation
Jun 30, 2014 -

 

This month, Susan speaks from Rome, where AmCham EU's Presidency Group met with representatives of the Italian government and participated in the EGO Group TTIP conference hosted at the Italian Parliament. During the delegation, members met with a number of ministries and government agencies to discuss the Italian Presidency of the EU and to relay AmCham EU's recommendations on a series of policy areas.

 


AmCham EU hosts a joint ESBA-SEAP event on TTIP and SMEs
Jun 26, 2014 -

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) took center stage on 19 June as AmCham EU provided the setting for the joint European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) and Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) conference ‘A Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: What’s in it for SMEs?’ The event brought together key players in the TTIP negotiations that gave an insight into European, American, and small business perspectives on the issue.


AmCham EU meets with Italian Government ahead of Council Presidency
Jun 23, 2014 -

From 18-19 June 2014, AmCham EU's Presidency Group was in Rome to meet with representatives of the Italian government and to participate in the EGO Group TTIP conference hosted at the Italian Parliament. During the delegation, members met with a number of ministries and government agencies to discuss the Italian Presidency of the EU and to relay AmCham EU’s recommendations on a series of policy areas. The delegation was also an opportunity to hear the Italian Government’s thoughts on the outcome of the recent European elections. 


AmCham EU welcomes US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Jun 19, 2014 -

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited AmCham EU this week as part of a week-long trip through Europe meeting with EU leaders and promoting the agricultural aspects of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). At the meeting with AmCham members representing the agriculture sector, Secretary Vilsack stressed that the US Department of Agriculture is fully committed to TTIP and is ‘working hard to make it happen.’


AmCham EU supports cancer research at Relay for Life 2014
Jun 16, 2014 -

On 14-15 June, AmCham EU participated in the Relay for Life organised by the International Community of Brussels, walking in memory of the late Lizanne Scott, a long-standing member of AmCham EU.

This year’s event featured 33 teams and nearly 1000 participants and cancer survivors gathered at St. John’s International School in Waterloo, walking 24 hours and raising over €114,000 for cancer research and support in Belgium.

Even though the Relay has passed, it isn’t too late to donate. Click here to contribute!


Susan Danger's monthly video at AmCham EU's Gala
Jun 16, 2014 -

 

This month, Susan speaks from AmCham EU's Gala held at the Concert Noble on 12 June, where our yearly Transatlantic Business Award was presented to David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service. Susan also talks about AmCham EU's Washington Doorknock that was held at the end of May, and the organisation's participation in AmCham Spain's TTIP Conference (2 June) and AmCham France's Freedom & Solidarity Forum (4-5 June).

 



 
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European Lobbying - Daniel Guéguen

 
   
 

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