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Non-EU experts to have easier EU access
Apr 16, 2014 -

AmCham EU welcomes the vote of the European Parliament on the intra-corporate transferees (ICTs) proposal that took place yesterday during the Plenary. MEPs endorsed the compromise reached earlier this year between the Greek Presidency of the EU and the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee on the draft intra-corporate transferees Directive. The Council should now endorse this agreement.

AmCham EU hosts welcome reception for Ambassador Tony Gardner
Apr 07, 2014 -

On Tuesday 1 April 2014, AmCham EU was honoured to host a welcome reception for The Hon. Anthony L. Gardner, US Ambassador to the EU. Ambassador Gardner is a long-standing promoter of transatlantic trade and supporter of AmCham EU. He presented his credentials to European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Rompuy on 18 March 2014.

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AmCham EU launches a new study on the future of health in Europe
Apr 04, 2014 -

Yesterday, AmCham EU co-launched Forever Healthy: the 2020 Healthcare Consumer with the Greek Presidency of the EU. Alexander Roediger, Chair of the AmCham EU Healthcare Committee, introduced HE Andreas Papastavrou, Deputy Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU. Ambassador Papastavrou welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with AmCham EU, speaking on the importance of transatlantic relations in the context of healthcare and the success of the recent EU-US summit, with TTIP at its centre. 

Protecting tomorrow’s technology today
Apr 02, 2014 -

Today AmCham EU's IP Committee met with Ronald Comers, Legal Attaché, and Tracey Bridges, Assistant Legal Attaché, from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Our FBI guests addressed members on trade secret misappropriation and industrial espionage, and explained various methods of targeting or acquiring trade secrets. Currently, industrial espionage (theft of confidential information inspired by third country government) is the FBI’s number two priority – second only to terrorism. Activities of the FBI in countering economic espionage include developing training and outreach materials as well as working directly with the industry.

AmCham EU's Transatlantic Conference - TTIP Revealed: Fact and Fiction
Apr 02, 2014 -

On 27 March, AmCham EU had the pleasure of hosting its annual Transatlantic Conference at The Hotel in Brussels to launch The Transatlantic Economy 2014. This year’s theme was TTIP Revealed: Fact and Fiction. Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU, welcomed and thanked participants, sponsors and guests including representatives from 26 national AmChams. Opening speeches by Marc Vanheukelen, Head of Cabinet of Karel de Gucht and The Hon. Michael Punke, Deputy United States Trade Representative and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) were moderated by Hendrik Bourgeois, Chair, AmCham EU. 

See the full programme here!

Greek Permanent Representative underlines value of TTIP at AmCham EU networking cocktail
Apr 01, 2014 -

This year’s Transatlantic Networking Cocktail was co-sponsored by the Greek Permanent representation and took place at AmCham EU. Over 250 people, including 26 AmChams in Europe, the Executive Council of AmCham EU, Permanent Representations, members and a myriad of stakeholders from EU institutions and other organisations, attended. Given it coincided with President Obama’s visit, many of the guests came directly from the Bozar after listening to the President’s speech, adding to the festive atmosphere. 

AmCham EU’s ExCo meet for their Spring Plenary during Transatlantic Week
Apr 01, 2014 -

On 26-27 March, AmCham EU welcomed 13 of its Executive Council members to Brussels for their annual Spring Plenary meeting. Besides attending the presentation by President Obama in the Bozar, ExCo members participated in AmCham EU’s Transatlantic Cocktail with Member State and EU stakeholders, as well as the AmChams in Europe network. The reception was followed by a dinner with Notis A. Mitarachi, Vice-Minister for Development & Competitiveness, President of the council of the European Union – Foreign Affairs (Trade).

AmChams in Europe hold their annual Brussels Policy Briefing
Apr 01, 2014 -

Last week during Transatlantic Week, AmCham EU welcomed over 40 representatives from across 25 AmChams in Europe to its 11th annual Brussels Policy Briefing. The programme kicked off on March 26 with a Member State themed cocktail bringing together Member State and EU stakeholders, business representatives and Executive Directors from across Europe.

Susan Danger's monthly video at AmCham EU's Transatlantic Conference
Mar 31, 2014 -



This month, Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, is speaking from our Transatlantic Conference that took place on Thursday 27 March 2014 at The Hotel, Brussels. She gives an overview of the very full programme of AmCham EU's Transatlantic Week, which included our Transatlantic Cocktail and Conference on 'TTIP Revealed: Fact and Fiction', the launch of The Transatlantic Economy 2014 study, as well as AmCham EU's Executive Council Spring Plenary and the visit of over 20 national AmChams in Europe for their annual Brussels Policy Briefing.

Transatlantic Economy 2014
Mar 27, 2014 -

On 26 March 2014, AmCham EU launched The Transatlantic Economy 2014 study, co-authored by Daniel S. Hamilton and Joseph P. Quinlan. In the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, The Transatlantic Economy 2014 provides key insights about the US and Europe in the global economy, with important implications for policy-makers, business leaders and local officials.

Read the Executive Summary

Read Volume 1: Headline Trends

Read Volume 2: State-by-State and Country-by-Country

What is being said about AmCham EU...

 "AmCham EU is one of the best EU forums, helping decision-makers, business leaders and other stakeholders to shape the European agenda, and conveying this debate outside Brussels."


Christophe Leclercq,
Publisher, EurActiv


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