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AmCham EU attends AmChams in Europe Best Practices Conference in Dublin

17 Oct 2017

On 11-13 October, representatives from AmCham EU attended the AmChams in Europe Best Practices Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

AmCham EU and AmCham Italy host discussion on Single Market in Rome

16 Oct 2017

On 10 October 2017, Amerigo and the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM), in partnership with AmCham Italy and AmCham EU, hosted a roundtable event in Rome, Italy to discuss the results of AmCham EU’s study, “The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States

‘Invested in Europe: Our stories’ wins AmChams in Europe Creative Network Award 2017

16 Oct 2017
All Committees

AmCham EU travelled to Dublin 11-13 October to participate in the AmChams in Europe Best Practices Conference, which brings together American Chambers from across Europe and wider Europe to exchange views on best practices in advocacy and communications. 

Bridging the narrative gap on trade

16 Oct 2017
Trade & External Affairs

By Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

In the past months and years, trade policy has been a hot topic in Europe. From the recent Japan-EU deal to the commitment to swift negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, we believe clear trade policy presents a host of opportunities in the coming years. 

Maxime Bureau (3M) elected Chairman of AmCham EU

13 Oct 2017
All Committees
Board

We are delighted to announce that Maxime Bureau, Head of Government Affairs, EMEA, 3M, has been confirmed as the new Chairman of AmCham EU for a two-year term.

Clean Energy Package: ITRE vote a positive step for energy efficiency

12 Oct 2017
Transport, Energy & Climate

The European Parliament’s ITRE Committee approved on 11 October 2017 its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). This vote is a positive step in delivering on EU’s energy and climate ambition. 

Industry groups call for a clear and predictable transitional arrangement in the Brexit process

11 Oct 2017
All Committees
Brexit Task Force

A group of industry associations representing global companies operating in both the EU and the UK urge the Brexit negotiators to agree on a business-friendly and efficient transitional arrangement between UK’s exit and a new deal.  

Stronger transatlantic defence cooperation for a stronger EU

10 Oct 2017

A robust EU policy in security and defence is instrumental in maintaining transatlantic cooperation and achieving global security.

AmCham EU meets with Bulgarian leaders ahead of EU Presidency

9 Oct 2017

The AmCham EU Presidency Group travelled to Sofia, Bulgaria from 1 – 3 October for a series of meetings ahead of the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, commencing on 1 January 2018. 

AmCham EU members discuss the future of the EU data economy in Bulgaria

9 Oct 2017
EP Outreach TF

During a delegation visit to Sofia, Bulgaria ahead of the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, AmCham EU participated in a conference organised by AmCham Bulgaria.

Jeremy Rollison of Microsoft elected new Vice-Chair of Digital Economy Committee

3 Oct 2017
Digital Economy

Congratulations to Jeremy Rollison, Director of EU Government Affairs, Microsoft, who has been elected Vice-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee for a two-year term.

Single Market for electronic communications services: Committee vote builds momentum

3 Oct 2017
Digital Economy

With yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee on the European Electronic Communications Code, the European Parliament demonstrates broad support for the need to foster gigabit connectivity and a flourishing digital economy.

Consumers agree that safeguards are essential to collective actions

2 Oct 2017
Consumer affairs

On 28 September 2017, AmCham EU, BusinessEurope, Eurochambres and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the results of the ‘Supporting Safeguards’ survey carried out by WorldThinks on behalf of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).

AmCham EU stresses importance of open global trading system at WTO Public Forum

29 Sep 2017
Trade & External Affairs

The global trading system is today vastly integrated and more interconnected than ever. Countries, companies and citizens rely on the ability to move goods, services and ideas across borders at ever-increasing speed.

Gender Initiatives breakfast sheds light on 40% pension gap

25 Sep 2017
Gender Initiatives Task Force

The pay gap between women and men is currently at 16% on average in the EU. Meanwhile, the pension gap is much wider at a considerable 40%. 

Clean Energy Package: Driving investment in the low-carbon economy

25 Sep 2017
Transport, Energy & Climate

Building a secure, affordable and sustainable Energy Union is one of the ten priorities of the Juncker Commission. A dozen legislative proposals were released last year alone, the most significant being the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package.

The future of EU industrial policy

20 Sep 2017
All Committees
Healthcare

One day after European Commission presented its renewed EU industrial policy strategy, members of AmCham EU came together to discuss the future of the EU’s industrial policy.  

SOTEU – What’s key to the future of Europe?

14 Sep 2017
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) has been a longstanding supporter of a stronger and more united European Union. On Wednesday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker laid out a vision for the future of Europe that does tick some concrete boxes in that direction. 

Passing of Andreas Galanakis

18 Sep 2017
All Committees

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce to you the passing of our very dear colleague and friend, Andreas Galanakis on Saturday morning, 16 September. As many of you know, Andreas served as an inspiring and dedicated Policy Director at AmCham EU since joining us in 2010. He bravely battled pancreatic cancer since his shock diagnosis in early June 2016 and throughout the last year he amazed us all with his strong spirit, resiliency and incredible dignity at all times. He is survived by his two young sons, Raphael 7 and Matthias 5, wife Myrto, mother Georgia, and brother Stylianos. 

Privacy Shield review – A critical moment for the transatlantic economy

11 Sep 2017
Digital Economy

On 18 September 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner Vĕra Jourova will open the first annual review of the Privacy Shield agreement.

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