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AmCham EU attends ALDE Congress in Warsaw

5 Dec 2016
EP Outreach TF

A delegation from the European Parliament Outreach Task Force attended the ALDE Congress in Warsaw. Susan Danger, CEO of AmCham EU, participated in a discussion with Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade, on 'Free Trade in an era of populistic protectionism'.

December Plenary focuses on ‘Simplifying VAT to boost trade’

5 Dec 2016
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation
Plenary Meeting

AmCham EU’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee hosted a plenary session on Monday, 5 December 2016 on the subject of ‘Simplifying VAT to boost trade’. 

Circular Economy: One year later, hurdles remain

2 Dec 2016
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

2 December 2016 marks one year since the EU launched a very ambitious plan – The Circular Economy Package. In response, AmCham EU published The Circular Economy – 10 innovative business solutions and how to go further.  

AmCham EU and Invest Europe event reaffirms ‘The Case for Investing in Europe’

29 Nov 2016
All Committees
Single Market Task Force

On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, AmCham EU and Invest Europe hosted a joint event on ‘The Case for Investing in Europe’ as part of Invest Week.

AmCham EU takes part in Invest Week

28 Nov 2016

Invest Week is a series of events focused on the European investment and growth agenda being held for the first time in 2016. AmCham EU is partnering with twenty-seven organisations for the week with over sixteen events taking place across Brussels. 

 

AmCham EU presents 'The Future of the Single Market', a collaboration with ITN Productions

24 Nov 2016
All Committees

The Single Market currently faces a number of threats which could result in further fragmentation. The benefits that the Single Market brings to consumers, business and the overall economy are not widely known or well understood. Given what’s at stake, AmCham EU believes it is now more important than ever to communicate the benefits of the Single Market as widely and effectively as possible.

Employment and Social Affairs Committee hosts plenary on ‘Building Skills for the Future’

21 Nov 2016
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force
Plenary Meeting

The Employment and Social Affairs Committee hosted the November plenary on the topic of ‘Building Skills for the Future’.

A panel discussion took place with representatives from the OECD, the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Skills Unit, and JA Europe. The keynote speech was delivered by Michel Servoz, Director-General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission.

AmCham EU Executive Council holds fall plenary meeting in Brussels

14 Nov 2016
All Committees
Executive Council

On 9 and 10 November AmCham EU held its Executive Council Fall Plenary meeting in Brussels for a series of high-level meetings. 

MeetingPackage.com wins AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award

10 Nov 2016

AmCham EU is pleased to announce that MeetingPackage.com, a Finnish start-up, is the winner of the 2016 AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award. MeetingPackage.com is an online platform dedicated to the booking of meeting rooms. It allows users to compare various meeting venues and prices at a glance.

 

How can business leaders support and advocate for women?

10 Nov 2016
All Committees
Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Thursday 10 November, AmCham EU’s Gender Initiatives Task Force hosted an informal panel discussion on the question of ‘How can business leaders support and advocate for women?’ 

AmCham EU statement on the US Elections

9 Nov 2016
All Committees

As one of the major organisations that speaks for American businesses in Europe, AmCham EU will continue to work towards stronger bilateral and trade relations between the US and the EU. Our shared values and interests are the cornerstone of global prosperity. We are committed to working with the new US administration to ensure a constructive and positive relationship with an emphasis on closer trade cooperation. Our members believe that a strong transatlantic partnership is essential to economic growth and job creation for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic and for countering the many rising global challenges we face.

Europe at a crossroads: Where do we go from here?

9 Nov 2016
All Committees
Executive Council

AmCham EU hosted on Wednesday 9 November a high-level policy discussion entitled, “Europe at a crossroads: Where do we go from here?”

The event highlight featured a panel discussion with Karel De Gucht, former European Commissioner for Trade; Gunter Verheugen, former European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, and Aongus Hegarty, President, EMEA, Dell EMS. Moderated by AmCham EU CEO Susan Danger, the panelists explored how the EU should best address the challenges and opportunities it is currently facing.

BorgWarner joins AmCham EU

31 Oct 2016

BorgWarner has become AmCham EU's 165th member company.

BorgWarner is an American worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier. It is primarily known for its powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches, turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with four-wheel drive system components.

 

Delegation from the Environment Committee travels to Strasbourg

31 Oct 2016
Environment

A delegation of nine members from AmCham EU's Environment Committee travelled to Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 October to meet with a number of MEPs.

The delegation held 14 constructive meetings with MEPs and parliamentary assistants from a range of political groups on the key legislative files of 2016. Some of the topics covered were the circular economy, chemicals policy and endocrine disruptors.

AmCham EU hosts 33rd Competition Policy Conference

27 Oct 2016
All Committees
Competition policy

On Wednesday 26 October 2016, AmCham EU held its 33rd Competition Policy Conference.

AmCham EU and Commissioner Andriukaitis discuss the future of healthcare in Europe

21 Oct 2016
Healthcare
All Committees

On Friday 21 October, AmCham EU hosted its breakfast event entitled, ‘Shaping the Future of Healthcare in Europe: Key Challenges and Opportunities’.

The US Presidential Election 2016 – View from Both Sides

20 Oct 2016
All Committees

AmCham EU held its event, ‘The US Presidential Election 2016 – View from Both Sides’, on Thursday 20 October 2016.

Single Market

EU and UK must work together to ensure robust future trade relationship

19 Oct 2016
Policy Group
All Committees

AmCham EU has set out its position on the future trading relations between the EU and the UK, ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The two parties must work together to deliver a balanced agreement and a robust future EU-UK trade and investment relationship, ensuring the continued prosperity of both parties while limiting uncertainty and disruption in the interim.

Karl Cox, AmCham EU

Karl Cox, AmCham EU Chair, confirmed for additional one-year term

18 Oct 2016
Board
All Committees

Following the confirmation process for the Chairmanship of the Board, we are delighted to announce that Karl Cox (Oracle) has been successfully confirmed for an additional one-year term beginning Tuesday, 18 October 2016. 

The EU’s 'Trade for All’ Strategy – One Year On

18 Oct 2016
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU’s Trade & External Affairs committee hosted a plenary session on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 on the subject of “The EU’s ‘Trade for All’ Strategy – One Year On.” The keynote address was delivered over lunch by Christian Burgsmüller, Member, Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission. The lunch also featured an intervention from Dita Charanzová MEP (ALDE, CZ). 

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