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BAB launch 15th Anniversary Edition of The Guide to Investing in the UK

22 Jul 2015
Trade & External Affairs

BritishAmerican Business has launched its 15th Anniversary Edition of its annual guide to investing in the UK: British American Trade and Investment: The Guide to Investing in the UK. 

View guide here

AmCham EU presents at TTIP stakeholder event round 10

17 Jul 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Andreas Galanakis, AmCham EU Policy Director, spoke on regulatory cooperation at the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership stakeholder event. Andreas stated that AmCham EU believes TTIP is a great opportunity to create a framework for transatlantic cooperation that could reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulatory divergences. Doing so will also facilitate business for those already engaged in the transatlantic economy, but also broaden the opportunities of smaller businesses which do not currently trade across the Atlantic.

July plenary focuses on climate change and COP21

16 Jul 2015
Transport, Energy & Climate

AmCham EU hosted its July plenary meeting on Tuesday 14 July. The topic was climate change and the upcoming COP21 negotiations in Paris at the end of the year. Keynote speakers were John Sammis, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Mission to the EU, and Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of International & Climate Strategy, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission.

Confirmation of EU Tax Committee Chair

14 Jul 2015
TAX

Congratulations to William Morris (GE) who was confirmed as Chair of the EU Tax Committee for a two-year term (renewable).

Letter to Commissioner Malmström and Ambassador Froman ahead of the 10th round of TTIP negotiations

10 Jul 2015

Ahead of the 10th negotiating round for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the United States, the European Business Alliance for TTIP – a coalition of key industry associations in the EU that supports the conclusion of a comprehensive, ambitious TTIP agreement – today sent a letter to EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and US Trade Representative Michael Froman urging negotiators to upscale the political momentum of the talks. 

European Parliament backs TTIP

9 Jul 2015

The European Parliament has given its strong backing to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the United States, voting with a large majority on July 9, 2015 to adopt its recommendations to the European Commission on TTIP.

Alliance for TTIP twitter campaign: @Alliance4TTIP

9 Jul 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU, TABC and ERT have joined forces to create a TTIP twitter campaign to support the conclusion of the trade negotiations. The handle of the account is @Alliance4TTIP. The aim of the campaign is to be open-source and user friendly, so anyone (especially in the Member States) can use the materials we will provide (tweets, Q&As, infographics, etc.). The effort so far has the support of the following associations: AmCham EU; TABC; ERT; BusinessEurope; ESF; EuroChambres and Cefic. We will be tweeting to show our support for the conclusion of TTIP, using the hashtag #Yes2TTIP. Thanks in advance for following our account and don’t hesitate to spread our tweets! #Yes2TTIP.

 

Special video message from Jyrki Katainen

7 Jul 2015

Special video message from Jyrki Katainen, Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission at the AmCham EU Case for Investing in Europe conference on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Monthly message from Susan Danger, Managing Director

7 Jul 2015

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, discusses The Case for investing in Europe 2015 report as part of her June monthly message.

AmCham EU Conflict Minerals workshop

7 Jul 2015
Environment

On Tuesday 7 July, AmCham EU organised a workshop with officials from the Commission and the Member States on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act. The panel featured representatives from the US government and experts from European and American corporations across various sectors of the economy. The panellists shared their views and experience in complying with the Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act in order to feed into the current EU debate on conflict minerals.

AmCham EU presents its views at EESC event on regulatory cooperation in TTIP

6 Jul 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU participated in a Thursday 2 July civil society stakeholders discussion with Ignacio Garcia Bercero, EU Chief Negotiator on Regulatory Cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. 

The Case for Investing in Europe conference

25 Jun 2015

Global business leaders, representatives from the investment community and government officials came together on Wednesday 24 June for The Case for Investing in Europe conference to discuss why Europe remains a key location for foreign investment and how we can maintain this going forward. 

View The Case for Investing in Europe 2015 report here

Read our Storify here

View photos here

View our press release here

View our video message from Jyrki Katainen, Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission, here

View our video message from Aongus Hegarty, EMEA President, Dell, here

View our video message from David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, here

US Ambassador to Slovenia visits AmCham EU

18 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

The US Ambassador to the Slovenia, Brent Hartley, visited AmCham EU on Tuesday 16 June. He met with a number of members and staff to discuss transatlantic relations and TTIP.

June plenary on medical devices takes place

18 Jun 2015
TTIP
Healthcare
Transatlantic Task Force
Plenary Meeting

The June plenary took place on Tuesday 16 June. The focus for the plenary was on Medical Devices with Tomasz Husak, Head of Cabinet to Elzbieta Bienkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, and Carsten Bermig, Member of Bienkowska's Cabinet, as keynote speakers. Mr Husak delivered an address on 'the new regulatory framework for medical devices: combining patients' safety and innovation'.

 

 

Confirmation of Transport, Energy and Climate Chair

18 Jun 2015
Transport, Energy & Climate

Jérôme Bandry (Caterpillar) was confirmed as Chair of the Transport, Energy and Climate Committee for a two-year term (renewable) starting on Tuesday 16 June 2015.

Confirmation of Employment and Social Affairs Chair

15 Jun 2015
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force

Elke Duden (Linklaters LLP) was confirmed as Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee for a two-year term (renewable) starting on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

TTIP Task Force delegation visit to Strasbourg

12 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

A delegation from the TTIP Task Force travelled to Strasbourg this week to meet with MEPs ahead of the, since postponed, vote on the INTA report. 

The Task Force were joined by the Transatlantic Business Council (TABC), the European Services Forum (ESF) and BusinessEurope.

Luxembourg at the helm

12 Jun 2015
Presidency Group

AmCham EU members participated in a two-day delegation visit to Luxembourg to meet with government representatives ahead of the Luxembourgish EU Presidency.

Members met with representatives from several ministries including Foreign Affairs, Health, Economy, Agriculture and Finance. 

European Parliament's two largest groups remain at odds over ISDS

11 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Hendrik Bourgeois, Chair of the AmCham EU TTIP Task Force, quoted in Politico on Tuesday 9 June, believes that if the European Parliament rejects TTIP over ISDS, the scope of the agreement will be called into question. Read full article here.

Cathy Novelli, US Under Secretary at the State Department, visits AmCham EU

8 Jun 2015
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs

Cathy Novelli, the US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the US State Department visited AmCham EU on Wednesday 3 June. 

The Under Secretary met with a number of AmCham EU members, from various comittees, to discuss US business in Europe as well as key sectoral highlights. 

For further information please contact Policy Officer, Adriaan Scheiris at asc@amchameu.eu 

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