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Assessing the geopolitical reality

1 Dec 2022
Transatlantic

Speaking on what the transatlantic relationship means in today's world, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU joined the ‘Geopolitical Realities in a Changing World’ panel alongside Theresa Fallon, Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) and Radosław Sikorski, MEP (PL, EPP) at the Martens Centre's Annual European Ideas Forum on Wednesday 30 November. The discussion, moderated by Peter Hefele, Policy Director, Martens Centre, looked at the current global dynamics in light of recent issues such as the war in Ukraine and Brexit, with a particular focus on transatlantic, intra-European and Indo-Pacific relationships. 

Industry calls for improving the EUCS

1 Dec 2022
Digital Economy

On Thursday, 1 December, together with other industry groups, AmCham EU called for technical, not political, requirements to be included in the forthcoming European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS). Our members are working to build a competitive, innovative and resilient economy while upholding data privacy, effective cybersecurity protection and open markets. An inclusive and non-discriminatory EUCS that leverages the most innovative and trusted cloud services from around the world will allow industry and government to reach these shared goals. Read more about the joint statement.  

Towards the right direction: the General Approach to the European Chips Act

1 Dec 2022
Digital Economy

On Thursday, 1 December, the Competitiveness Council agreed on the General Approach to the European Chips Act, which will  ensure the availability of semiconductors across sectors and for all types and generations of chips. AmCham EU strongly supports the swift progress made on semiconductors regulation, as part of the EU’s ambition to develop a more geographically diversified, sustainable and resilient semiconductor supply chain. The speed at which the Presidency of the Council to the European Union and Member States reached a common position reflects the urgent need to make Europe’s semiconductor supply chain more resilient and to mobilise larger investments into innovative technology.

What's ahead for the next ten years in digital?

29 Nov 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

The EU and the US must take advantage of the upcoming Trade and Technology Council (TTC) ministerial to enhance collaboration and strengthen the transatlantic relationship, according to Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission, who gave the keynote address at the 10th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference on Tuesday, 29 November. In an age of geopolitical instability, fora like the TTC are a powerful tool for delivering resilience to an increasingly digitalised society. With the council’s third ministerial meeting next week, this year’s conference comes at just the right moment. Couldn’t attend? Find out what you missed. 

TTC: Priorities for the third ministerial meeting

29 Nov 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs

On Monday, 5 December, the third ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) will take place in the Washington, DC area. As leaders prepare to convene in a few days, the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) has outlined its priorities in areas such as emerging technologies, sustainability, resilient supply chains and healthcare.

Financial coordination across Europe

28 Nov 2022
Financial Services

AmCham EU visited Paris and Strasbourg last week to meet with senior representatives in the financial services sector and discuss topics such as the Capital Markets Union, Capital Requirements Directive and sustainable finance. Across Europe and the Atlantic, we have to keep working together to build a more resilient economy.

COP27 ends, but the conversation continues

28 Nov 2022
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

Transitioning to a more sustainable economy is the defining challenge of the 21st century, and American companies invested in Europe are committed to doing their part. Transatlantic leadership and international cooperation are key to achieving critical global climate goals, especially keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. With those aims in mind, many members of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, along with thousands of delegates from all over the world, participated in the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in November. 

Join the Shoe-Box project: get crafty with friends and family!

24 Nov 2022
All Committees

Help us make this holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate – join The Samaritans’ Shoe-Box project! There are many who are disadvantaged without enough food to eat and unable to celebrate the holidays. This festive season let’s be kind to one another, join with your friends and family on Friday, 9 December, from 15.00-17.00 and help us give back to our community - because everyone deserves a gift. 

Harnessing the power of data

23 Nov 2022
Digital Economy

A dynamic and data-driven economy is key for the digital transition and necessary for the future of the European economy. Data use and re-use drives innovation, grows the economy and creates jobs, but only if we protect and encourage its flow. Watch Jeremy Rollison (Microsoft), Issue Lead, Data Act, AmCham EU, explain how, together, we can build the best Data Act and unlock the potential of Europe's data-driven economy and read more in our latest position paper.  

Strengthening transatlantic defence cooperation

23 Nov 2022
Security, Defence & Space
Transatlantic

Transatlantic cooperation is a necessary response to uncertain geopolitical circumstances. Defence industrial cooperation between the EU and US has never been more urgent. In order to bolster European defence capabilities, the Commission should consider a stronger framework for transatlantic defence technological and industrial cooperation (TADIC). Read our position on rekindling TADIC and learn more about the importance of EU-US defence cooperation.

What's in store for the future of public affairs?

22 Nov 2022
Operations Group

On Tuesday, 15 November, AmCham EU hosted a panel discussion on the Future of Public Affairs in a Changing Environment featuring Doru Peter Frantescu, CEO and Founder, EU Matrix and Jessica O'Flynn, Director for Government Affairs, SC Johnson. The panel looked at how the profession changed after the COVID-19 pandemic and what trends industry leaders can expect for 2023. The panel also examined early dynamics in European political parties ahead of the 2024 elections. 

Healthcare in the future: Business Breakfast in Ljubljana

22 Nov 2022
Healthcare

Covid-19 has exposed the need to strengthen the resilience of healthcare systems. Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU, attended virtually AmCham Slovenia's Business Breakfast in Ljubljana on Friday, 18 November. He previewed ‘At a turning point: healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe’, an upcoming study from Economist Impact to be released on Tuesday, 6 December and commissioned by AmCham EU. He discussed some of the key findings for Slovenia, a top-performer in the region.

Your guide to the last ten years in digital policy

18 Nov 2022
Digital Economy
Transatlantic

A decade of digital innovation has reshaped the way the world works. Ahead of AmCham EU's 10th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference let's look back at ten major moments in the last decade of digital policy. We'll look at why these moments matter and what they can tell us about the next ten years of digital innovation. Has the EU's approach to digital policy adapted to keep up with the rapidly evolving digital world? Read the full blog to find out. 

Discussing healthcare and resilience in Prague

17 Nov 2022
Healthcare

A delegation of AmCham EU members was in Prague last week to discuss European health policy with key stakeholders in the Czech Republic. Over Tuesday, 8 November and Wednesday, 9 November, and in collaboration with AmCham Czech Republic, members brought their perspectives on issues including healthcare infrastructure, public investment, the recovery and resilience facility and the European Health Data Space. The delegation met with a range of stakeholders, including Jakub Dvořáček, MHA, LLM, Deputy Health Minister for EU Affairs, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. We are grateful to AmCham Czech Republic for the cooperation and partnership.

Focusing on progress at the TTC

17 Nov 2022
Transatlantic

‘The geopolitical case and the economic case for the transatlantic relationship has probably never been stronger,’ emphasised Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU in a recent interview with Euractiv. Approaching the third meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) on 5 December, there’s optimism that the TTC can continue to be the primary forum for deepening the transatlantic relationship in a challenging geopolitical environment. Producing tangible deliverables and setting clear roadmaps for further progress need to remain the priority for negotiators at the TTC, and industry groups, like AmCham EU, are ready to engage and play their part.  

Financial services for the future

15 Nov 2022
Financial Services

On Thursday, 10 November, AmCham EU held a special town hall on the role of financial services in Europe's economic future featuring a keynote by Mairead McGuiness, Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Unions, European Commission. The discussions touched on financial services innovations, the Capital Markets Union and financial resilience in the face of Europe's concurrent crises. McGuiness discussed some of the priorities for the rest of the Commission's mandate, and emphasised the importance of transatlantic cooperation in the months and years ahead.  

EU-US Data Privacy Framework: support from transatlantic organisations

15 Nov 2022
Digital Economy
Transatlantic

Cross-border data flows are the foundation of global trade and innovation in an increasingly digitised world. Following a recent US executive order approving the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, AmCham EU has joined together with the Information Technology Council (ITI) and other key industry associations to urge policymakers to adopt the framework's adequacy decision. Protecting transatlantic data flows is a step toward harnessing the power of data in the European economy. Read more in the full joint statement

Is Europe fit for the digital age?

10 Nov 2022
Digital Economy
Transatlantic

This was the question posed to the panellists at the Atlantic Council's latest panel on Wednesday, 9 November in Washington, DC. The discussion examined the recent history of EU digital policy, from cybersecurity and data regulations to the promotion of digital innovations and competitiveness. Representing the transatlantic business perspective was Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU, who emphasised the importance of cooperation in building a thriving digital economy.  

The role of digital innovation in global trade

9 Nov 2022
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs

On Thursday, 3 November, Roger Coelho, Senior Policy Director, AmCham EU, moderated a panel on digital trade at Chatham House in London. The ‘harnessing the power of digital trade’ panel explored how digital trade agreements and international cooperation can become tools for integrating emerging technologies in the global economy.

Transatlantic leadership at The Enterprise Forum UK

9 Nov 2022
Transatlantic

On Tuesday, 8 November 2022, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU spoke about ‘The role of the EU on Global Regulations and Standards’ at an event hosted by The Enterprise Forum UK. The discussion, moderated by Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman, Enterprise Forum UK, touched on the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) as well as the role of the EU on global regulations and standards. In times of crisis, international cooperation and transatlantic leadership is more critical than ever. Learn more about our advocacy work around the TTC here. 

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