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Financial Services Committee visits Frankfurt and Strasbourg

18 Jan 2019
Financial Services

On Monday, 14 and Tuesday, 15 January 2019, the AmCham EU Financial Services Committee visited Frankfurt and Strasbourg to discuss a number of pressing issues with a variety of policy-makers. 

In Frankfurt, the delegation met with the European Central Bank (ECB), as well as hosting a joint-lunch with AmCham Germany with representatives of the Bundesbank and BaFin to discuss the Risk Reduction Measures, the ESAs Review, equivalence and the Investment Firm Review. In Strasbourg, the Committee met with several MEPs including Danuta Huebner (EPP, PL), Wolf Klinz (ALDE, DE), Gunnar Hökmark (EPP, SE), Jonás Fernández (S&D, ES) and Mady Delvaux-Stehres (S&D, LU). 

Brexit was a recurring theme throughout the delegation, the meetings highlighing the impact of uncertainty upon financial services and the wider political landscape, especially against the backdrop of the forthcoming Parliamentary elections. The deadlineof the concluding legislative term in May is giving a sense of urgency to key policy-makers as they attempt to close multiple files. 

Joint industry letter to Donald Tusk on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

15 Jan 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

On 9 January 2019 AmCham EU signed a joint industry statement to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, urging him to consider and approve the the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). This agreement that will boost economic growth and promote job creation both in the EU and Vietnam. 

Read the full statement

AmCham EU presents its Recommendations to the Romanian Presidency to Ambassador Luminita Odobescu

11 Jan 2019
All Committees

AmCham EU welcomed Ambassador Luminita Odobescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union, on Wednesday, 9 January 2019 for a conversation with members on the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.