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Susan Danger discusses Brexit and future UK Trade policy

16 Oct 2019
All Committees
Brexit Task Force

On Monday, 14 October, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, spoke at Chatham House’s Global Trade Conference 2019 in London. She discussed the impact of Brexit on American companies invested in Europe and the future of the UK’s trade policy.

Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit

15 Oct 2019
All Committees
Brexit Task Force

Sixteen days ahead of Brexit, negotiations have not delivered a Withdrawal Agreement and the possibility of No-Deal is still on the table. As the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit increases, it is critical that the EU and Member States build an adequate framework of contingency measures to mitigate the disastrous effects of a cliff-edge scenario. 

Education and learning in the digital era

14 Oct 2019
All Committees
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force

On Wednesday, 9 October 2019 AmCham EU’s Future of Work, Education & Skills Task Force organised a breakfast workshop on education and learning in the digital era: preparing for the Future of Work. During this interactive session, AmCham EU member companies, representatives from the EU institutions and civil society exchanged views on how to ensure that future graduates are equipped with the right skills to thrive in a digitalised work environment.

AmCham EU participates in WTO Public Forum

14 Oct 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

AmCham EU was represented at the 2019 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, which provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event attracted over 3,000 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organisations.

Executive Council members meet top EU and Member State officials

4 Oct 2019
All Committees

The Executive Council of AmCham EU held their fall plenary meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, 1 October and Wednesday, 2 October 2019. The group brings together senior business executives responsible for the European operations of some of AmCham EU’s member companies.

President Juncker receives AmCham EU Bridge-Builder Award

3 Oct 2019
All Committees

On Thursday, 2 October, AmCham EU presented Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, with a Bridge-Builder Award at its annual Gala evening.

Estonian start-up wins Youth Entrepreneurship Award

3 Oct 2019
All Committees

eAgronom, an Estonian start-up, won the seventh AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The award, organised in collaboration with JA Europe, aims to showcase young people with entrepreneurial talent. It is a symbol of American companies’ support for jobs, growth and innovation as well as their commitment to the prosperity of Europe.

Contingency solutions for road shipments on Day One of a no-deal Brexit

30 Sep 2019
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation
Brexit Task Force

On Wednesday, 25 September AmCham EU hosted a breakfast meeting to present a cross-association statement entitled “No-deal Brexit Transport and Customs Contingency Solution for Day One Road and Air Shipment”. 

September Plenary: Ensuring Europe’s Artificial Intelligence competitiveness

27 Sep 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

On Tuesday, 24 September 2019, AmCham EU hosted a digital-themed plenary meeting, which explored how to best ensure Europe’s artificial intelligence (AI) competitiveness, and to attract investment and promote innovation. The keynote address was given by Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission. 

Top three finalists named for Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2019

16 Sep 2019
All Committees
Executive Council

AmCham EU and Junior Achievement Europe (JA Europe) are delighted to announce the three finalists of the 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The Youth Entrepreneurship Award, now in its seventh edition, aims to recognise young people who have chosen to become entrepreneurs, and aims to foster entrepreneurship in Europe.

Strategies to fight unconscious bias

13 Sep 2019
All Committees
Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Thursday, 12 September AmCham EU hosted a Gender Initiatives breakfast on strategies to fight unconscious bias. Studies show that nearly 40% of people have unconscious biases against particular genders and ethnicities (Cornish and Jones, 2011). These biases can hinder progress on diversity and inclusion within both the public and private sector. This breakfast event sought to explore unconscious bias from various perspectives and identify strategies to address it. 

Joint US-EU Statement one year on: let’s stay focused on a positive EU-US trade agenda

25 Jul 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU continues to encourage efforts to reduce trade tensions across the Atlantic and supports any effort to normalise and deepen the EU-US trade relationship.

AmCham EU congratulates European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen

19 Jul 2019
All Committees
Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Tuesday, 16 July 2019 the European Parliament formally elected Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission, marking a turning point in Europe’s path towards building a more diverse and inclusive leadership in politics and the economy.

Promoting inclusive leadership in the EU

11 Jul 2019
Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Wednesday, 10 July AmCham EU hosted a Gender Initiatives breakfast on promoting inclusive leadership in the EU. The event sought to highlight the benefits of building more diverse and inclusive leadership across business and policy-making in the EU. 

Martin Selmayr talks Future of Europe at Annual General Meeting 2019

26 Jun 2019
All Committees

On Tuesday, 25 June AmCham EU held its Annual General Meeting, where members reviewed last year’s accomplishments and discussed future plans for the organisation in 2019 and beyond.

EU Strategic Agenda: Europe’s opportunity to boost the Single Market

14 Jun 2019
All Committees

Next week, the European Council will adopt the EU’s overarching priorities for the next five years. AmCham EU calls on European leaders to put a more integrated Single Market at the centre of the new Strategic Agenda for the Union. American investment supports 4.8 million jobs in Europe.

A life sciences strategy fit for the future

13 Jun 2019
All Committees
Healthcare

Innovation in the field of medicines, medical devices, diagnostic technologies and increasingly digital health has revolutionised healthcare and is transforming the way we deliver treatments and organise healthcare systems.

Transatlantic access to electronic evidence: US business in Europe welcomes EU negotiation mandate

6 Jun 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

AmCham EU welcomes today’s adoption by the Council of the EU of a mandate to enter into negotiations with the United States on cross-border access to electronic evidence. These negotiations can only be successful if the EU also adopts its own harmonised framework.

One year after the GDPR: a milestone in a long journey

28 May 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

The trust of citizens, consumers and customers is key to achieving the digital transformation of our society and economy. Privacy plays a crucial role in building that trust. In this respect, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been an important step forward; supporting data protection and helping foster the uptake of digital technologies in Europe.

AmCham EU reiterates its commitment to intellectual property rights

27 May 2019

In a global and interconnected economy, intellectual property (IP) issues lie at the heart of any debate concerning innovation and competitiveness. Therefore, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) is committed to working with the EU institutions to further develop a strong, cost effective system for obtaining, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR) for all parties involved in Europe and around the world. 

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