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Delegations to Paris and Strasbourg focus on finance, climate and mobility

8 Oct 2018
All Committees
Financial Services
Transport, Energy & Climate

On Monday, 1 to Wednesday, 3 October 2018, delegations from AmCham EU’s Financial Services and Transport, Energy and Climate Committees headed to Paris and Strasbourg to discuss a number of key issues with policy-makers.

The Financial Services delegation focused on issues such as Risk Reduction Measures, third-country aspects of the central counterparty (CCP) oversight proposal, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) Review and the Investment Firms Review, as well as Brexit. In Paris, the delegation met with European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Trésor and Banque de France. Brexit was at the forefront of the discussion with the French government.

In Strasbourg, the delegation met with several MEPs sitting on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). Given the current legislative term is coming to a close, and with many files on the table, there is a sense of urgency to conclude files before May 2019.

Also in Strasbourg, the Transport, Energy & Climate Committee met with MEPs and Political Advisers from the Committees on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE), Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Transport and Tourism (TRAN) to discuss the European Commission’s upcoming strategy on climate change, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) and the Third Mobility Package. While there, AmCham EU members reinforced American companies’ commitment to climate change efforts. The two delegations held joint meetings with MEPs to discuss the EU’s ongoing efforts to support sustainable investments, expressing their support and sharing practical experiences from both the financial services sector and the real economy.