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Commissioner Malmström receives AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Brussels, 21 March 2019 - The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is delighted to announce that Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, was presented with the AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award this morning.

The award formally recognises the Commissioner’s exceptional efforts to enhance transatlantic cooperation. Commissioner Malmström worked tirelessly to promote and negotiate an ambitious and balanced trade deal between the EU and the US, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Over the course of her tenure, she engaged extensively with all stakeholders – business and civil society – in the pursuit of these goals.  The Commissioner has also demonstrated her commitment to maintaining positive economic ties between the EU and the US.

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, said: ‘American companies in Europe wanted to recognise the Commissioner’s dedication to promoting a positive transatlantic agenda. A staunch supporter of free and open trade, Commissioner Malmström has been instrumental in developing an ambitious EU trade policy over the last few years.’

Launched in 2004, the AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award acknowledges individuals who help strengthen and promote the EU-US economic relationship. Past winners include Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality (2018); David McAllister MEP, Chair of the EU-US Delegation, European Parliament (2016); David O’Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service (2014); The Honorable William E. Kennard, US Ambassador to the EU (2012); and Christine Lagarde, French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment (2009).