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AmCham EU members discuss the future of the EU data economy in Bulgaria

9 Oct 2017
EP Outreach TF

During a delegation visit to Sofia, Bulgaria ahead of the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, AmCham EU participated in a conference organised by AmCham Bulgaria.

AmCham EU meets with Bulgarian leaders ahead of EU Presidency

9 Oct 2017

The AmCham EU Presidency Group travelled to Sofia, Bulgaria from 1 – 3 October for a series of meetings ahead of the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, commencing on 1 January 2018. 

Single Market for electronic communications services: Committee vote builds momentum

3 Oct 2017
Digital Economy

With yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee on the European Electronic Communications Code, the European Parliament demonstrates broad support for the need to foster gigabit connectivity and a flourishing digital economy.

Jeremy Rollison of Microsoft elected new Vice-Chair of Digital Economy Committee

3 Oct 2017
Digital Economy

Congratulations to Jeremy Rollison, Director of EU Government Affairs, Microsoft, who has been elected Vice-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee for a two-year term.

Consumers agree that safeguards are essential to collective actions

2 Oct 2017
Consumer affairs

On 28 September 2017, AmCham EU, BusinessEurope, Eurochambres and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the results of the ‘Supporting Safeguards’ survey carried out by WorldThinks on behalf of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).

AmCham EU stresses importance of open global trading system at WTO Public Forum

29 Sep 2017
Trade & External Affairs

The global trading system is today vastly integrated and more interconnected than ever. Countries, companies and citizens rely on the ability to move goods, services and ideas across borders at ever-increasing speed.

Clean Energy Package: Driving investment in the low-carbon economy

25 Sep 2017
Transport, Energy & Climate

Building a secure, affordable and sustainable Energy Union is one of the ten priorities of the Juncker Commission. A dozen legislative proposals were released last year alone, the most significant being the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package.

Gender Initiatives breakfast sheds light on 40% pension gap

25 Sep 2017
Gender Initiatives Task Force

The pay gap between women and men is currently at 16% on average in the EU. Meanwhile, the pension gap is much wider at a considerable 40%. 

The future of EU industrial policy

20 Sep 2017
All Committees
Healthcare

One day after European Commission presented its renewed EU industrial policy strategy, members of AmCham EU came together to discuss the future of the EU’s industrial policy.  

Passing of Andreas Galanakis

18 Sep 2017
All Committees

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce to you the passing of our very dear colleague and friend, Andreas Galanakis on Saturday morning, 16 September. As many of you know, Andreas served as an inspiring and dedicated Policy Director at AmCham EU since joining us in 2010. He bravely battled pancreatic cancer since his shock diagnosis in early June 2016 and throughout the last year he amazed us all with his strong spirit, resiliency and incredible dignity at all times. He is survived by his two young sons, Raphael 7 and Matthias 5, wife Myrto, mother Georgia, and brother Stylianos. 

SOTEU – What’s key to the future of Europe?

14 Sep 2017
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) has been a longstanding supporter of a stronger and more united European Union. On Wednesday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker laid out a vision for the future of Europe that does tick some concrete boxes in that direction. 

Privacy Shield review – A critical moment for the transatlantic economy

11 Sep 2017
Digital Economy

On 18 September 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner Vĕra Jourova will open the first annual review of the Privacy Shield agreement.

Op-ed: US engagement critical to global trade

27 Jul 2017
Trade & External Affairs

In a new op-ed featured in The Hill, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, reiterates the importance of US engagement in world trade in the context of the EU-Japan trade deal.

Blog: Digital Trade has advantages for all of us

18 Jul 2017
Trade & External Affairs

Digital Trade may seem like an abstract concept, but its reality is a European bank using state-of-the-art cyber security centres around the world to protect customers’ data 24/7. 

Meglena Mihova of EPPA elected Vice-Chair of AmCham EU Board

13 Jul 2017
Board

AmCham EU is delighted to announce Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner at EPPA, has been elected Vice-Chair (Lawyer/Consultant) of the Board for a two-year term.

EU-Japan FTA to boost strategic and economic partnership

6 Jul 2017
Trade & External Affairs

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) welcomes the agreement in principle on the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and calls for its conclusion and ratification.

'It’s time to talk about trade' says Susan Danger, CEO

4 Jul 2017
Trade & External Affairs

For as long as we have been around, AmCham EU has been an advocate of free trade and open markets. 

Annual D.C. Delegation focuses on importance of the transatlantic relationship

3 Jul 2017
Transatlantic Task Force

Last week, a delegation of AmCham EU members embarked on the annual visit to Washington, DC for a series of high-level meetings on cross-sectoral issues and the wider transatlantic relationship. 

The path forward for EU trade policy: Reflections from the US business community in Europe

29 Jun 2017
Trade & External Affairs

The value of rules-based trade to Europe and to the world remains unprecedented.

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: An Opportunity to Boost our Strategic and Economic Ties

29 Jun 2017
Trade & External Affairs

In its latest position paper, AmCham EU sets out its key messages regarding the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement which was concluded in 2015 and is pending ratification.

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