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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 

AmCham EU hosts briefing on Pew survey of European attitudes toward the EU

8 Jun 2015

AmCham EU hosted a briefing for members on the results of the annual Pew survey of European attitudes toward the EU, the EU institutions, the European Project, the economy, minorities and extremist political views in Europe on Thursday 4 June.

Bruce Stokes, Director for Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research provided an overview of the findings of the survey, which found an increase in the number of Europeans who believe the rise of Eurosceptic parties is a positive development. 

AmCham EU Gala 2015 takes place at Concert Noble

4 Jun 2015

The annual AmCham EU Gala took place on the evening of Wednesday 3 June at the Concert Noble in Brussels. The Gala was attended by over 250 guests.

The laureates of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, Violinists Ji Young Lim and Oleksii Semenenko, performed two pieces each to the seated audience. AmCham EU is delighted to announce that the laureates will also play at the Philips Collection in Washington D.C. on 1 November 2015.

New Chair of the AmCham EU Communications and Marketing Group

4 Jun 2015

Melanie Faithfull Kent, Chief Operating Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, has been confirmed as the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Group and the newest member of the AmCham EU Board. She will serve a two-year term.

Delegation visit to the US for the AmChams in Europe

3 Jun 2015

A delegation from a number of AmChams across Europe took part in a six day visit to California and Washington last week. AmCham EU was represented by Susan Danger, Managing Director.

The visit served as the launch of The Case for Investing in Europe 2015 report which aims to promote US investment in the EU. 

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