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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.


AmCham EU is looking for an Executive Assistant and a Membership Officer
Sep 15, 2014 -

AmCham EU is currently looking to fill the positions of Executive Assistant to the Managing Director and Membership Officer. The deadline for applications is Friday, 26 September 2014. Best of luck to all applicants!


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.
 


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.



 
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