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AmCham EU presents its views at EESC event on regulatory cooperation in TTIP

6 Jul 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU participated in a Thursday 2 July civil society stakeholders discussion with Ignacio Garcia Bercero, EU Chief Negotiator on Regulatory Cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. 

The Case for Investing in Europe conference

25 Jun 2015

Global business leaders, representatives from the investment community and government officials came together on Wednesday 24 June for The Case for Investing in Europe conference to discuss why Europe remains a key location for foreign investment and how we can maintain this going forward. 

View The Case for Investing in Europe 2015 report here

Read our Storify here

View photos here

View our press release here

View our video message from Jyrki Katainen, Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission, here

View our video message from Aongus Hegarty, EMEA President, Dell, here

View our video message from David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, here

US Ambassador to Slovenia visits AmCham EU

18 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

The US Ambassador to the Slovenia, Brent Hartley, visited AmCham EU on Tuesday 16 June. He met with a number of members and staff to discuss transatlantic relations and TTIP.

June plenary on medical devices takes place

18 Jun 2015
TTIP
Healthcare
Transatlantic Task Force
Plenary Meeting

The June plenary took place on Tuesday 16 June. The focus for the plenary was on Medical Devices with Tomasz Husak, Head of Cabinet to Elzbieta Bienkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, and Carsten Bermig, Member of Bienkowska's Cabinet, as keynote speakers. Mr Husak delivered an address on 'the new regulatory framework for medical devices: combining patients' safety and innovation'.

 

 

Confirmation of Transport, Energy and Climate Chair

18 Jun 2015
Transport, Energy & Climate

Jérôme Bandry (Caterpillar) was confirmed as Chair of the Transport, Energy and Climate Committee for a two-year term (renewable) starting on Tuesday 16 June 2015.

Confirmation of Employment and Social Affairs Chair

15 Jun 2015
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force

Elke Duden (Linklaters LLP) was confirmed as Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee for a two-year term (renewable) starting on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

TTIP Task Force delegation visit to Strasbourg

12 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

A delegation from the TTIP Task Force travelled to Strasbourg this week to meet with MEPs ahead of the, since postponed, vote on the INTA report. 

The Task Force were joined by the Transatlantic Business Council (TABC), the European Services Forum (ESF) and BusinessEurope.

Luxembourg at the helm

12 Jun 2015
Presidency Group

AmCham EU members participated in a two-day delegation visit to Luxembourg to meet with government representatives ahead of the Luxembourgish EU Presidency.

Members met with representatives from several ministries including Foreign Affairs, Health, Economy, Agriculture and Finance. 

European Parliament's two largest groups remain at odds over ISDS

11 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Hendrik Bourgeois, Chair of the AmCham EU TTIP Task Force, quoted in Politico on Tuesday 9 June, believes that if the European Parliament rejects TTIP over ISDS, the scope of the agreement will be called into question. Read full article here.

Cathy Novelli, US Under Secretary at the State Department, visits AmCham EU

8 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs

Cathy Novelli, the US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the US State Department visited AmCham EU on Wednesday 3 June. 

The Under Secretary met with a number of AmCham EU members, from various comittees, to discuss US business in Europe as well as key sectoral highlights. 

For further information please contact Policy Officer, Adriaan Scheiris at asc@amchameu.eu 

AmCham EU hosts briefing on Pew survey of European attitudes toward the EU

8 Jun 2015

AmCham EU hosted a briefing for members on the results of the annual Pew survey of European attitudes toward the EU, the EU institutions, the European Project, the economy, minorities and extremist political views in Europe on Thursday 4 June.

Bruce Stokes, Director for Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research provided an overview of the findings of the survey, which found an increase in the number of Europeans who believe the rise of Eurosceptic parties is a positive development. 

AmCham EU Gala 2015 takes place at Concert Noble

4 Jun 2015

The annual AmCham EU Gala took place on the evening of Wednesday 3 June at the Concert Noble in Brussels. The Gala was attended by over 250 guests.

The laureates of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, Violinists Ji Young Lim and Oleksii Semenenko, performed two pieces each to the seated audience. AmCham EU is delighted to announce that the laureates will also play at the Philips Collection in Washington D.C. on 1 November 2015.

New Chair of the AmCham EU Communications and Marketing Group

4 Jun 2015

Melanie Faithfull Kent, Chief Operating Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, has been confirmed as the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Group and the newest member of the AmCham EU Board. She will serve a two-year term.

Delegation visit to the US for the AmChams in Europe

3 Jun 2015

A delegation from a number of AmChams across Europe took part in a six day visit to California and Washington last week. AmCham EU was represented by Susan Danger, Managing Director.

The visit served as the launch of The Case for Investing in Europe 2015 report which aims to promote US investment in the EU. 

AmCham EU responds to The Guardian article on endocrine-disrupting chemicals

1 Jun 2015
TTIP
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

In its letter, AmCham EU explains that it has participated in all EU stakeholder engagement on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from its inception, and has been transparent in both its positioning and outreach.

Pastora Valero discusses the recent Digital Single Market strategy

28 May 2015
Digital Economy

Pastora Valero, head of Government Affairs for the EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) region at Cisco and Chair of the AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee, discusses the European Commission’s recent proposals to make the Digital Single Market a reality.

View video here.

AmCham EU Annual Report 2014 released

26 May 2015

This report outlines AmCham EU's leadership, as well as outreach and advocacy highlights over the course of 2014. Click here to read the full report.

Staff members honoured for 25 years of service

22 May 2015

Conny Dekens, Office Manager, and Rosaria Sciaccaluga, Operations Assistant, were recognised for 25 years of service to AmCham EU. We thank them both for their exceptional commitment.

Delegation from Financial Services Committee visits Frankfurt and Strasbourg

21 May 2015
Financial Services

AmCham EU’s Financial Services Committee travelled to Frankfurt for meetings with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Central Bank (ECB) on Monday 18 May. They discussed the implementation of insurance legislation and the proposed structural reforms for banks with officials.

Annual General Meeting takes place at Bibliothèque Royale

21 May 2015

AmCham EU hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 18 May. The lively meeting was held at the Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique. In addition to the business items, which included approving the 2015 annual budget and voting to approve the new Board, Conny Dekens, Office Manager, and Rosaria Sciaccaluga, Operations Assistant, were recognised for 25 years of service to AmCham EU. Additionally, David Hastings, Policy Officer for the Financial Services, Institutional Affairs and EU Tax committees, was also named this year's winner of the Lizanne Scott Staff Excellence Award for his outstanding work.

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