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AmCham EU’s Presidency Group works to contribute to a constructive dialogue with the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It initiates substantive policy dialogues with national officials charged with the upcoming Presidency of the Council by meeting with the relevant permanent representation in Brussels and in the member state capitals. This is followed by AmCham EU presentation of our recommendations report which aims to provide concrete input on the important issues that will be addressed under the presidency.
Germany (July - December)
Recommendations to the German Presidency
Our recommendations to the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union aim to ensure we reach our common objectives of a stronger and more prosperous EU. In the recommendations, we highlight priorities we believe will make Europe more competitive and attractive for investment based on the original European Union work programme for 2020.
However, the German Presidency comes at an unprecedented moment in the history of the European Union. Europe, like the world, has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dedicated economic recovery paper contains recommendations specific to the crisis context in which Germany takes over the presidency of the EU.
We look forward to working closely with Germany during its Presidency. AmCham EU had the opportunity to travel to Berlin on a Presidency Delegation, just before the lockdown in March 2020. We would like to thank all the stakeholders that we met while in Berlin and wish them a successful Presidency!
Croatia (January - June)
Recommendations to the Croatian Presidency
The Croatian Presidency coincides with the new Commission, and thus faces a challenging context, both within the EU and beyond. The four priorities outlined by the Presidency, to develop, protect, connect and be globally influential aim to put the citizens at the centre of political programme.
AmCham EU looks forward to collaborating closely with the incoming Croatian Presidency, in working towards our common objectives of a stronger and more united Europe. We have already had the pleasure of meeting with a wide range of leading Croatian officials in Zagreb and in Brussels, and we aim to continue this engagement over the coming months and beyond. We hope that these recommendations can provide concrete input and direction for the Presidency’s work programme. We wish the Croatian Presidency every success for its inaugural tenure!
Finland (July - December)
Recommendations to the Finnish Presidency
The Finnish Presidency comes at a key moment for the future of Europe. They will assume an important role in framing the next European agenda and steering the EU in the right direction for 2019 and beyond.
We look forward to working closely with Finland during their Presidency to ensure we reach our common objective of a stronger and more competitive Europe which creates jobs, meets consumers’ needs and generates wealth for its citizens. We hope these recommendations will provide concrete input and direction to the Presidency’s work programme. AmCham EU stands ready to support Finland in this crucial role, and wish the Presidency every success.
Romania (January - June)
Recommendations to the Romanian Presidency
The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has assumed an important role in framing the European agenda on key issues and priorities. Political leadership will be critical to steering the EU in the right direction for 2019 and beyond, and AmCham EU stands ready to support Romania in this crucial role.
AmCham EU looks forward to working closely with the Romanian Presidency to ensure we reach our common objectives of a stronger and more united Europe. We have already had the pleasure of meeting with a wide range of leading Romanian officials in Bucharest and Brussels, and we aim to continue engaging with Romania in the coming months. We look forward to working closely with the Romanian government, and wish the Presidency every success.