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AmCham EU welcomes US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland to Brussels

21 Sep 2018
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

On 20 September, AmCham EU was honoured to welcome the incoming US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland to Brussels with a reception with AmCham EU members and government representatives from the EU, US and beyond.

Working together to fight AMR: the EU as a best-practice region

17 Sep 2018
All Committees
Healthcare

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a serious global problem calling for global solutions, and Europe needs to lead the way. This was the clear message on Thursday, 13 September, when Members of the European Parliament voted to adopt an own-initiative resolution on a European One Health Action Plan against AMR.

AmCham EU speaks at European Parliament event hosted by MEP Maydell

5 Sep 2018
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Digital Economy

Claudia Selli, Executive Director for EU Legislative and Political Affairs at AT&T, and Chair of the Digital Economy Committee of AmCham EU, spoke on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at the third workshop of ‘Think Digital!’ 2018. The title of the event was ‘Data Economies Across the Globe: Who's Taking the Lead for Innovation?’.

EU-US announcement puts transatlantic relations back on positive track

26 Jul 2018
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

On Wednesday 25 July, European Commission President Juncker and United States President Trump announced the EU and the US would start negotiations to develop a positive transatlantic trade agenda, focused on removing industrial tariffs, energy, standards and World Trade Organization (WTO) reform.

AmCham EU delegation to Washington underscores value of Europe and the transatlantic partnership to US business

25 Jul 2018
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Transatlantic Task Force

A delegation of AmCham EU members and staff last week participated in the annual Washington Doorknock for a series of high-level meetings with key US policymakers and stakeholders. The visit was aimed at emphasising the value of Europe and the transatlantic relationship to the US and to US business.

Commissioner Jourova and AmCham EU discuss the New Deal for Consumers

19 Jul 2018
Consumer affairs

The New Deal for Consumers, a major legislative package aimed at updating EU consumer law for the modern economy was the theme of AmCham EU’s July plenary meeting. A panel discussion on the proposal to modernise and better enforce consumer rules covered a wide range of issues including the right of withdrawal, transparency requirements for online marketplaces and penalties for infringement.

European Commission proposals on cross-border access to electronic evidence

16 Jul 2018
All Committees
Digital Economy

The proposals presented by the European Commission on cross-border access to electronic evidence (‘e-evidence’) on 17 April 2018 can help further improve international cooperation on lawful access to data by establishing a transparent and principled EU-wide framework.

Ambassador Sondland meets with AmCham EU Board

13 Jul 2018
All Committees

The AmCham EU Board of Directors was honoured to host the US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland at our offices for an introductory meeting on Friday, 13 July 2018. AmCham EU looks forward to continuing the excellent relationship we have with the US Mission to the EU.

Europe in the driving seat: developing the mobility system of the future

12 Jul 2018
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Some 100 years after the Ford Model T took to the road as the first mass-produced car, we are well on the way to the next big innovation in transport: from a mobility system dominated by human-operated motor vehicles to one which places connected and automated vehicles and infrastructure at its centre. 

Susan Danger, CEO, talks tariffs on Bloomberg

11 Jul 2018
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Ahead of President Trump's visit to Brussels for the NATO summit this week, Susan Danger, CEO, spoke to Bloomberg TV about the impact of steel and aluminium tariffs and EU-US relations. 

US business: Let’s deliver an ambitious new EU-UK relationship

10 Jul 2018
All Committees
Brexit Task Force

US companies have for decades benefited from the ability to seamlessly operate across EU borders under a common set of regulations. 

EU Cybersecurity Act: improved governance framework, but progress still needed

10 Jul 2018
All Committees
Digital Economy

Security certification is a well-established tool that increases resilience and awareness for business users and consumers. AmCham EU supports the objective of the European Commission’s proposal to reduce administrative costs and ensure there is a stronger and more harmonised approach to cybersecurity certification.

AmCham EU welcomes US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin

6 Jul 2018
All Committees
Intellectual Property

On 29 June 2018, AmCham EU hosted a lunch meeting with Vishal Amin, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) to discuss a range of issues related to IP regulation and enforcement, followed by a constructive discussion among participants.

Cooperation is crucial for the future of transport

2 Jul 2018
All Committees
Digital Economy
Transport, Energy & Climate

The continued development of connected and automated mobility will allow road users to avoid accidents, reduce their carbon footprint and anticipate essential vehicle repairs.

Upholding EU-US Privacy Shield is essential to consumers and business in Europe

2 Jul 2018
All Committees
Digital Economy

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will discuss this week in plenary session a LIBE draft resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement (paragraph 35 of the draft resolution). 

Joint statement: Third country investors urge Brexit progress at June EU Council Summit

25 Jun 2018
Brexit Task Force

Ahead of the European Council summit taking place from 28-29 June 2018, international businesses who are heavily invested in both the EU and the UK are calling for urgent progress on the key outstanding issues remaining in the talks.

A Europe open for market-led investment from abroad – AmCham EU on the EU Investment Screening proposal

19 Jun 2018
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

In its latest position paper, AmCham EU assesses the EU’s proposal to introduce an EU-wide framework for foreign investment screening and provides concrete recommendations to ensure that the EU remains open for business.

Annual General Meeting features farewell reception for Adam Shub, US Chargé d’Affaires

15 Jun 2018
All Committees
Board
Operations Group

On Thursday, 14 June AmCham EU held its Annual General Meeting 2018, where members reviewed last year’s accomplishments and discussed future plans for the organisation in 2018 and beyond. 

Collective redress: Europe seeks balanced approach, but concerns remain

11 Jun 2018
All Committees
Consumer affairs

Following the publication of the New Deal for Consumers in April, over 60 policy-makers and associations convened at AmCham EU last week to discuss the European Commission’s proposal to introduce a new ‘representative action’ system in Europe.

AmCham EU members talk digital with MEPs in Strasbourg

4 Jun 2018
All Committees
Digital Economy

On Tuesday, 29 and Wednesday, 30 May 2018, the AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee hosted a delegation of 11 members at the European Parliament’s monthly plenary meeting in Strasbourg.  

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