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7th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference: Europe’s digital leadership beyond 2020

13 Dec 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

AmCham EU welcomed nearly 100 participants for its 7th edition of the Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference on Tuesday, 10 December. This year’s theme: ‘Europe’s digital leadership beyond 2020’.

AmCham EU regrets that the World Trade Organization Appellate Body goes dormant

11 Dec 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Wednesday, 11 December 2019. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) regrets the paralysis of the WTO dispute settlement system, which leaves the WTO without an enforcement mechanism.

A European Green Deal – Business is a partner in reaching the Green Deal objectives

11 Dec 2019
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Brussels, 11 December 2019 - The European Commission’s proposal for a European Green Deal announced today is an important political milestone that has the potential to drive the transformation towards a low-carbon economy. Delivering on the EU’s objectives will require equally ambitious policy and regulatory frameworks and adequate financial resources. 

Lunch with 30 US ECON Officers posted across Europe

5 Dec 2019
Consumer affairs
Financial Services
Trade & External Affairs

On Wednesday, 4 December 2019, AmCham EU hosted a delegation of 30 US State Department Economic Officers posted in US Missions across Europe for an informative lunch. This event was a unique opportunity to share ideas and best policy practices for collaboration at the Member State level. Discussions covered topics such as the transatlantic partnership, trade, healthcare, security, space, defence as well as consumer affairs.

AmCham EU speaks at Public Affairs Council’s European Digital Advocacy Summit

5 Dec 2019
All Committees

On Tuesday, 3 December, Maggy Peeters, Director of Communications and Outreach, AmCham EU spoke at the Public Affairs Council’s European Digital Advocacy Summit 2019. The discussion focused on the critical aspect of digital advocacy in public affairs today and in her intervention, Maggy noted the importance of mixing digital and non-digital tools while using simple and accessible props to promote key messages in a concise, open and attractive way. 

AmCham EU and AmCham Croatia team up to co-host Presidency Reception

4 Dec 2019
All Committees
Presidency Group

On Tuesday, 3 December AmCham EU and AmCham Croatia hosted a reception to welcome the incoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Ambassador Irena Andrassy, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU, and Vice-President of the European Commission, Dubravka Suica both gave opening remarks.

AmCham EU Strasbourg delegation strengthens ties with MEPs

3 Dec 2019
All Committees

AmCham EU hosted a delegation of 65 members at the European Parliament’s monthly plenary meeting in Strasbourg. From Tuesday, 26 to Wednesday, 27 November 2019, the participants had the opportunity to exchange views with more than 100 MEPs from across the political spectrum of the European Parliament. 

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements: AmCham EU responds to European Commission Consultation

29 Nov 2019
Customs & Trade Facilitation
Trade & External Affairs

AmCham EU members have responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on the trade component of the EU’s Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partner countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

New Deal for Consumers: Key safeguards to protect consumers missing

28 Nov 2019
Consumer affairs

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) has been closely following the developments of the European Commission’s New Deal for Consumers package which includes the Proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions.

AmCham EU discusses foreign interference with John C. Demers, US Justice Department

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

On Friday, 22 November 2019, AmCham EU welcomed John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General on National Security and representatives from the National Security Division of the US Justice Department. Discussions focused on recent cases of foreign interference in politics and business; the changing nature of Chinese activities in the US, and hybrid and cyber security threats.

AmCham EU Delegation to the EPP Congress in Zagreb

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

A delegation from AmCham EU’s European Parliament Outreach Task Force attended the European People’s Party Congress in Zagreb, Croatia from Wednesday, 20 November to Thursday, 21 November 2019

Recommendations to the European Parliament

25 Nov 2019
All Committees
EP Outreach TF

We have published some key recommendations for the new European Parliament that take into account EU challenges like the Brexit vote, the rise of populism, and the EU's need to demonstrate the ability to take the lead and deliver for European citizens. As the effects of digitalisation and globalisation continue to transform our economies, societies around the world are pressured to become more resilient. Check out our recommendations here to find out more. 

Highlights from AmCham EU's Presidency Delegation to Zagreb

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

Earlier this month the AmCham EU Presidency Delegation travelled to Zagreb, Croatia for a series of meetings ahead of the upcoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Roundtable with Rich Ashooh, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration 

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

On Wednesday, 12 November 2019, AmCham EU hosted a roundtable with Rich Ashooh, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, who was accompanied by colleagues from the US Mission to the EU. The industry roundtable covered topics such as space, security and defence, 5G, emerging technologies and public-private partnerships. 

AmCham EU attends NATO Industry Forum in Washington D.C.

18 Nov 2019
All Committees

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November 2019, AmCham EU attended the NATO Industry Forum taking place in Washington D.C., organised by NATO and the US Department of Defence. The two-day conference brought together industry, NATO representatives, military practitioners and academia to discuss a wide range of topics including emerging technology trends. Read more 

AmCham EU's vision for the future of European Industry

18 Nov 2019
All Committees

Industry is a vital sector of the European economy. The EU needs a comprehensive industrial strategy in order to improve the global competitiveness of the region. 

Susan Danger reflects on Presidency Delegation to Zagreb

18 Nov 2019
All Committees

Following our Presidency delegation of senior AmCham EU members to Croatia two weeks ago, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU reflected on the visit in a recent article: "It was a full-on trip from the moment we landed in Zagreb where we were whisked off immediately, fast-track, to a meeting with Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia's Prime Minister." Find out more by reading Susan's LinkedIn article here

AmCham EU attends 30th European Greens Party Council in Tampere

13 Nov 2019
All Committees
EP Outreach TF

From Friday, 8 to Sunday, 10 November 2019, Agnese Danelon, Vice-Chair, European Parliament Outreach Task Force, AmCham EU together with Nadia Allen, Policy Adviser, AmCham EU attended the 30th European Green Party Council in Tampere, Finland. The event brought together delegates, including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, party leaders, decision-makers, delegates and individual members from member parties all over Europe, as well as affiliated organisations, guests and press.

AmCham EU’s Annual Competition Policy Conference reaches its 36th year

13 Nov 2019
All Committees
Competition policy

On Tuesday, 12th November, the 36th Annual Competition Policy Conference took place which focused on the major developments in the field, while attempting to predict what future issues may arise on the Commission’s agenda.

American Universities organise information session for prospective students

29 Oct 2019
All Committees

On Thursday, 24 October, The Fletcher School, George Town University, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University organised an information session for students interested in pursuing US graduate programmes in international affairs. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, highlighted AmCham EU's role as a bridge-builder as she took the opportunity to speak to the students about transatlantic hot topics. AmCham EU was pleased to welcome and host Daniela Coleman, Director of Admissions and Recruiting, Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Europe, and an AmCham EU alumna. 

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