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AmCham EU, COCIR and MedTech Europe exchange views on medical devices

23 Feb 2016
Healthcare

On Friday, 19 February 2016 AmCham EU hosted a joint association briefing in collaboration with COCIR and MedTech Europe on ‘Medical Devices: Perspectives on the EU Negotiations’. The breakfast was well attended, including several MEP assistants and healthcare attachés from different permanent representations to the EU.

AmCham EU hosts networking evening for young professionals

19 Feb 2016
EP Outreach TF

On Thursday 18 February, young professionals from the wider Brussels community gathered together with AmCham EU staff and members for a networking evening at Quartier Leopold on Place Luxembourg. This annual event brought together young professionals from the European Parliament, the European Commission, permanent representations of Member States, as well as European and international business and trade associations, to meet and exchange views.

GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Gender diversity in the workplace stimulates growth and competitiveness

18 Feb 2016
Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Wednesday, 17 February 2016, AmCham EU hosted an event on how gender diversity in the workplace can positively affect companies’ bottom lines. 

Emissions Trading System

February Plenary meeting focuses on the Emissions Trading System (ETS)

16 Feb 2016
Transport, Energy & Climate

On Tuesday, 16 February 2016, AmCham EU held its monthly Plenary meeting on the proposed reform of the Emissions Trading System.

TTIP expected to deliver a range of economic and social benefits to the EU, study finds

28 Jan 2016

On Wednesday, 27 January 2016, AmCham EU hosted a launch event for TTIP and the EU Member States, a new study by the World Trade Institute (WTI). The event focused on the economic opportunities that a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could offer and on the challenges that still need to be addressed in order for a robust agreement to be struck. TTIP is expected to deliver a range of economic and social benefits for EU citizens and businesses.

TTIP and the EU Member States - new study by WTI

28 Jan 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

An assessment of the economic impact of an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at EU Member State level.

Read full report here.

For hard copies of the study please email marykate.collins@amchameu.eu

Streamlining Customs - Vicky Ford

AmCham EU calls for simplifying customs procedures to promote e-Commerce & trade

26 Jan 2016
Customs & Trade Facilitation

On Tuesday 26 January, AmCham EU's Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee launched its new publication entitled 'Connecting the World: Streamlining customs procedures benefits consumers and stimulates the economy'. The brochure was designed to provide policy-makers with recommendations for developing a more simple, clear and effective EU customs framework to boost trade and create growth.

Capital Markets Union plenary meeting

January Plenary meeting focuses on the state of the Capital Markets Union project

26 Jan 2016
Financial Services
Plenary Meeting

AmCham EU’s January Plenary meeting took place on Tuesday 26 January and focused on the Capital Markets Union.

AmCham EU hosts networking lunch for the leadership of fellow Trade Associations

22 Jan 2016

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, co-hosted an informal networking lunch with Brian Ager, Secretary General of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) fo the leadership of fellow Trade Associations.

The informal lunch was hosted at the AmCham EU offices.

The Spirit of Bern

Susan Danger makes the case for a comprehensive TTIP agreement at the 'Spirit of Bern' Conference

20 Jan 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

On 18 January, Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, spoke at the leading ‘Spirit of Bern’ business conference in Switzerland. TTIP was a key topic of discussion, and particularly its relevance to third countries. With about 700 participants, the ‘Spirit of Bern’ conference brought together representatives of the Swiss business community, policy-makers and academics.

AmCham EU discusses environmental policy at House of Commons

15 Jan 2016
Environment

Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU, travelled to London on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 to present the business view in an inquiry into EU-UK Environmental policy which is being carried out by the Environmental Audit Committee in the House of Commons. 

See full testimony here.

Susan Danger discusses EU-US economic ties

14 Jan 2016

Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU, discusses EU-US economic ties in an interview with Commerce Germany, a business journal published by AmCham Germany. 

To read the full interview click here and scroll to page 26 or click the above headline.

Artur Runge-Metzger discusses COP21 with AmCham EU

Artur Runge-Metzger discusses COP21 agreement with AmCham EU

13 Jan 2016
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

On Tuesday, 12 January Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of International and Climate Strategy, DG Climate Action, European Commission, visited AmCham EU to present his views on the COP21 agreement reached in Paris in December.

Healthcare Committee pays visit to AmCham France

18 Dec 2015
Healthcare

The Healthcare Committee travelled to Paris this week to participate in the AmCham France organised event 'How Can France Lead The Way In The Healthcare Industries And Continue To Attract International Businesses?'

Alberto Di Felice (Qualcomm) presented the report Forever Healthy. The Secretariat was also represented at the event. For more information, please contact Pierre Bouygues at pbo@amchameu.eu.

Daniel Calleja Crespo

AmCham EU discusses better regulation in environmental policy

15 Dec 2015
Environment

For its final plenary meeting of the year, AmCham EU focused on better regulation in environmental policy and welcomed Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General, DG Environment, as keynote speaker.

AmCham EU meets with Dutch Government Representatives in The Hague

14 Dec 2015
Presidency Group

A delegation of ten AmCham EU members travelled to The Hague for two days of meetings (from the 8-9 December) with representatives of the Dutch government. The delegation met with several representatives from several ministries and discussed issues related to trade, digital, energy, environment, financial services, social affairs among others.

OECD Due Diligence Guidance

Workshop on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance takes place

9 Dec 2015
Environment
Trade & External Affairs

On 9 December 2015, AmCham EU hosted a workshop on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals. Louis Maréchal, Policy Adviser on Extractives at OECD, gave a presentation on the guidance and answered questions on responsible sourcing and the OECD’s future work on this issue.

Fulbright-Schuman Program welcomes support for new grant

4 Dec 2015

The Fulbright-Schuman Program funds graduate and post-graduate study, research and lecture proposals in the field of US-EU relations, EU policy or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens. The program is pleased to announce the launch of the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants which will reflect the evolving priorities of US-EU relations. The program is currently seeking support to fund this new initiative. For more information, please contact Matteo Quattrocchi

Andreas Galanakis speaks at Lithuanian Annual Economic Forum 2015

4 Dec 2015

Andreas Galanakis, Policy Director at AmCham EU, spoke at the Lithuanian Annual Economic Forum 2015, organised by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK), which took place in Vilnius on the 1st of December.

Commissioner Brill from the FTC meets with AmCham EU

4 Dec 2015
Digital Economy

Julie Brill, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, met with a number of members of the AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee on Friday, 4 December. The discussions primarily focused on the way forward on the US-EU Safe Harbour negotiations as well as on some data protections issues.

 

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