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AmCham EU is a hub of policy expertise. Our blog posts provide insights into the most salient topics for American businesses invested in the EU.

AmCham EU

16 Nov 2022
Digital Economy

A decade of digital innovation has reshaped the way the world works. Over the course of the last ten years, Europe's digital economy has undergone massive changes – from the rise of digital services to the growing importance of big data and artificial intelligence.

AmCham EU

14 Jun 2022
Responsible Business Conduct

The extent of due diligence

Let’s say a consumer wants to know what’s in the granola bar that he or she is about to eat. Easily enough, one can flip the packaging around and read through the information, ranging from the number of calories to the list of ingredients and their micros and macros.

Riccardo Masucci

Issue lead for semiconductors and the EU Chips Act, Digital Economy Committee
Intel
7 Jun 2022
Digital Economy

Chips are at the heart of the European Commission’s new strategy to strengthen the semiconductors supply chain and protect Europe’s standing as a world leader in technology.

AmCham EU

13 May 2022
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

As the EU debates a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the world will be watching for its impact on international trade, European industry’s competitiveness and global climate objectives.

Simona Popa

Chair, Intellectual Property Committee
InterDigital
25 Apr 2022
Intellectual Property

To some, intellectual property (IP) is an abstract and ambiguous concept, but in fact, it is a crucial driver of the global economy, responsible for 90% of the value of firms in the S&P 500.

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen

Issue Lead for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy Committee
Workday
17 Mar 2022
Digital Economy

Given its outstanding potential, Artificial intelligence (AI) is known as the ‘new electricity’.

AmCham EU

26 Jan 2022
Environment

Proliferation of labelling requirements for waste disposal across the EU Member states is impeding recycling efforts. The revision of the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive provides a chance to design an EU-wide approach to waste sorting and empower consumers by putting them at the centre of recycling efforts.

Susan Danger

CEO
AmCham EU
26 Nov 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye-opener for the global trade network. It has exposed the vulnerabilities of the system as well as shedding light on the protectionism that can arise in crisis situations.

AmCham EU

23 Nov 2021
Consumer affairs

In a union built on the principles of the rule of law, recourse to litigation in the event of disputes is an essential ingredient of the justice system. However, access to the justice system is not always equitable: all too often, the (in)ability to bear the costs of legal action is a determinant factor of disputes.

Jeremy Rollison

Vice-Chair, Digital Economy Committee
Microsoft
28 Oct 2021
Digital Economy

Everyone loves the romance of a tenacious underdog, who charts a course to victory against all the odds. Yet in 2002 when Oakland Athletics transformed from one of Major League Baseball’s perennial whipping boys into a well-oiled winning machine, it was not fortune behind the fairy tale, but cold, calculated data crunching.  

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