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AmCham EU congratulates European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen

19 Jul 2019
All Committees

On Tuesday, 16 July 2019 the European Parliament formally elected Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission, marking a turning point in Europe’s path towards building a more diverse and inclusive leadership in politics and the economy.

Promoting inclusive leadership in the EU

11 Jul 2019

On Wednesday, 10 July AmCham EU hosted a Gender Initiatives breakfast on promoting inclusive leadership in the EU. The event sought to highlight the benefits of building more diverse and inclusive leadership across business and policy-making in the EU. 

Martin Selmayr talks Future of Europe at Annual General Meeting 2019

26 Jun 2019
All Committees

On Tuesday, 25 June AmCham EU held its Annual General Meeting, where members reviewed last year’s accomplishments and discussed future plans for the organisation in 2019 and beyond.

EU Strategic Agenda: Europe’s opportunity to boost the Single Market

14 Jun 2019
All Committees

Next week, the European Council will adopt the EU’s overarching priorities for the next five years. AmCham EU calls on European leaders to put a more integrated Single Market at the centre of the new Strategic Agenda for the Union. American investment supports 4.8 million jobs in Europe.

A life sciences strategy fit for the future

13 Jun 2019
All Committees
Healthcare

Innovation in the field of medicines, medical devices, diagnostic technologies and increasingly digital health has revolutionised healthcare and is transforming the way we deliver treatments and organise healthcare systems.

Transatlantic access to electronic evidence: US business in Europe welcomes EU negotiation mandate

6 Jun 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

AmCham EU welcomes today’s adoption by the Council of the EU of a mandate to enter into negotiations with the United States on cross-border access to electronic evidence. These negotiations can only be successful if the EU also adopts its own harmonised framework.

One year after the GDPR: a milestone in a long journey

28 May 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

The trust of citizens, consumers and customers is key to achieving the digital transformation of our society and economy. Privacy plays a crucial role in building that trust. In this respect, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been an important step forward; supporting data protection and helping foster the uptake of digital technologies in Europe.

AmCham EU reiterates its commitment to intellectual property rights

27 May 2019

In a global and interconnected economy, intellectual property (IP) issues lie at the heart of any debate concerning innovation and competitiveness. Therefore, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) is committed to working with the EU institutions to further develop a strong, cost effective system for obtaining, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR) for all parties involved in Europe and around the world. 

Congratulations to new and re-elected Members of the European Parliament

27 May 2019
All Committees

AmCham EU would like to congratulate new and re-elected members. We look forward to working with the European Parliament on a wide range of policies for the benefit of all European citizens. The overall rise in voter turnout is a positive signal and boosts the legitimacy of the EU.

Common understanding needed for transatlantic defence cooperation

27 May 2019
All Committees
Security & Defence

The recent EU-US exchange of letters on the European Defence Fund (EDF) and the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) demonstrated the need for greater appreciation, understanding and recognition of Transatlantic Defence Technological and Industrial Cooperation (TADIC).

AmCham EU reacts to US announcement to delay car tariffs

20 May 2019
All Committees

Brussels, 20 May 2019 – Last Friday, President Trump announced that a decision on potential Section 232 tariffs on EU imports of cars and car parts would be delayed for six months. 

AmCham EU travels to Berlin to discuss European digital agenda

13 May 2019

On 9 May a delegation of representatives of the AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee travelled to Berlin to discuss the next European digital agenda with government officials and Members of the Parliament.

AmCham EU participates in Relay for Life 2019

6 May 2019
All Committees

Last weekend, an AmCham EU team participated in Relay for Life, an initiative to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The team brought together current and former colleagues, members, family and friends.

April Plenary on competition policy in the era of digitisation

3 May 2019
All Committees
Competition policy

On Tuesday, 30 April 2019, AmCham EU hosted a competition-themed plenary, which explored the future of competition policy in the era of digitisation.

AmCham EU outlines key areas for deeper EU-US regulatory cooperation

29 Apr 2019
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Commission’s call for proposals for EU-US regulatory cooperation. The transatlantic economy remains the largest, most prosperous and most innovative of its kind in the world – and it continues to grow. 

World IP Day event emphasises importance of IP protection in sports industry

26 Apr 2019
All Committees
Intellectual Property

Last Friday, we celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of IP in supporting innovation and creativity. This year's theme for the day was ‘Reach for Gold: IP and Sports’. On this occasion, AmCham EU, together with the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry and the US Patent and Trademark Office, organised an event on ‘The Value of IP and New Ways of Infringement in the Sports Industry’.

EU elections events in Paris and Warsaw facilitate debate on key issues

18 Apr 2019
All Committees
EP Outreach TF

After a very successful first EU elections debate last September in Brussels, AmCham EU, in partnership with Euractiv, organised two debates in Paris and Warsaw ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. At a decisive moment for the future of Europe, it is important to foster debate about key issues not only in Brussels but across Europe. 

European AmChams visit to DC focuses on transatlantic cooperation

15 Apr 2019
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU and four European AmChams (Finland, Ireland, Italy and Romania) travelled to Washington, DC, last week to engage with a range of US policy-makers. Meetings focused on reiterating the importance of the transatlantic relationship and the need for all stakeholders to support a positive EU-US agenda.

Green light for EU-US trade talks

15 Apr 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU members are encouraged by today's Council decision to endorse the two negotiating mandates for trade talks with the US. This is a positive signal that both sides are committed to advancing the transatlantic relationship.

Improving access and financing in healthcare in Central and Eastern Europe

12 Apr 2019
Healthcare

On Wednesday, 10 April AmCham EU’s Healthcare Committee hosted the second instalment of its breakfast event series. The roundtable discussion focused on the access and financing of healthcare systems in Central and Eastern European countries (CEE).

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