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Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements: AmCham EU responds to European Commission Consultation

29 Nov 2019
Customs & Trade Facilitation
Trade & External Affairs

AmCham EU members have responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on the trade component of the EU’s Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partner countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

New Deal for Consumers: Key safeguards to protect consumers missing

28 Nov 2019
Consumer affairs

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) has been closely following the developments of the European Commission’s New Deal for Consumers package which includes the Proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions.

AmCham EU discusses foreign interference with John C. Demers, US Justice Department

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

On Friday, 22 November 2019, AmCham EU welcomed John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General on National Security and representatives from the National Security Division of the US Justice Department. Discussions focused on recent cases of foreign interference in politics and business; the changing nature of Chinese activities in the US, and hybrid and cyber security threats.

AmCham EU Delegation to the EPP Congress in Zagreb

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

A delegation from AmCham EU’s European Parliament Outreach Task Force attended the European People’s Party Congress in Zagreb, Croatia from Wednesday, 20 November to Thursday, 21 November 2019

Recommendations to the European Parliament

25 Nov 2019
All Committees
European Parliament Outreach Task Force

We have published some key recommendations for the new European Parliament that take into account EU challenges like the Brexit vote, the rise of populism, and the EU's need to demonstrate the ability to take the lead and deliver for European citizens. As the effects of digitalisation and globalisation continue to transform our economies, societies around the world are pressured to become more resilient. Check out our recommendations here to find out more. 

Highlights from AmCham EU's Presidency Delegation to Zagreb

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

Earlier this month the AmCham EU Presidency Delegation travelled to Zagreb, Croatia for a series of meetings ahead of the upcoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Roundtable with Rich Ashooh, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration 

25 Nov 2019
All Committees

On Wednesday, 12 November 2019, AmCham EU hosted a roundtable with Rich Ashooh, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, who was accompanied by colleagues from the US Mission to the EU. The industry roundtable covered topics such as space, security and defence, 5G, emerging technologies and public-private partnerships. 

AmCham EU attends NATO Industry Forum in Washington D.C.

18 Nov 2019
All Committees

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November 2019, AmCham EU attended the NATO Industry Forum taking place in Washington D.C., organised by NATO and the US Department of Defence. The two-day conference brought together industry, NATO representatives, military practitioners and academia to discuss a wide range of topics including emerging technology trends. Read more 

AmCham EU's vision for the future of European Industry

18 Nov 2019
All Committees

Industry is a vital sector of the European economy. The EU needs a comprehensive industrial strategy in order to improve the global competitiveness of the region. 

Susan Danger reflects on Presidency Delegation to Zagreb

18 Nov 2019
All Committees

Following our Presidency delegation of senior AmCham EU members to Croatia two weeks ago, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU reflected on the visit in a recent article: "It was a full-on trip from the moment we landed in Zagreb where we were whisked off immediately, fast-track, to a meeting with Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia's Prime Minister." Find out more by reading Susan's LinkedIn article here

AmCham EU attends 30th European Greens Party Council in Tampere

13 Nov 2019
All Committees
European Parliament Outreach Task Force

From Friday, 8 to Sunday, 10 November 2019, Agnese Danelon, Vice-Chair, European Parliament Outreach Task Force, AmCham EU together with Nadia Allen, Policy Adviser, AmCham EU attended the 30th European Green Party Council in Tampere, Finland. The event brought together delegates, including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, party leaders, decision-makers, delegates and individual members from member parties all over Europe, as well as affiliated organisations, guests and press.

AmCham EU’s Annual Competition Policy Conference reaches its 36th year

13 Nov 2019
All Committees
Competition policy

On Tuesday, 12th November, the 36th Annual Competition Policy Conference took place which focused on the major developments in the field, while attempting to predict what future issues may arise on the Commission’s agenda.

American Universities organise information session for prospective students

29 Oct 2019
All Committees

On Thursday, 24 October, The Fletcher School, George Town University, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University organised an information session for students interested in pursuing US graduate programmes in international affairs. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, highlighted AmCham EU's role as a bridge-builder as she took the opportunity to speak to the students about transatlantic hot topics. AmCham EU was pleased to welcome and host Daniela Coleman, Director of Admissions and Recruiting, Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Europe, and an AmCham EU alumna. 

AmCham EU attends 40th ALDE Party Congress in Athens

28 Oct 2019
All Committees
European Parliament Outreach Task Force

A delegation from AmCham EU’s European Parliament Outreach Task Force attended the 40th ALDE Party Congress in Athens, Greece from 24 October to 26 October. The event brought together approximately 800 delegates, including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, party leaders, decision-makers, delegates and individual members from member parties all over Europe, as well as affiliated organisations, guests and press. 

Insights from the Transatlantic Defence Cooperation Summit

28 Oct 2019
All Committees
Security, Defence & Space Committee
Transatlantic Task Force

On Tuesday, 22 October, the Future of Transatlantic Defence Cooperation Summit organised by Beyond the Horizon took place. AmCham EU was represented by Rudy Priem, Chair, Security and Defence Committee, AmCham EU and Director, Government Relations for Security and Defence, United Technology Corporation (UTC) as well as by Kim Stollar, Managing Director, Europe & NATO Government Affairs, Boeing. They discussed the importance of Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation (TADIC)

Discussing Key Priorities with the upcoming EU Presidency

28 Oct 2019
All Committees
Presidency Group

Ahead of our Presidency delegation to Croatia, AmCham EU met with Ambassador Irena Andrassy, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU and Ambassador Goran Štefanić, Deputy Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU. The meeting covered a variety of topics ranging from gender, environment and energy to trade and defence. 

Susan Danger shares her vision on the next 20 years of Europe with EURACTIV

23 Oct 2019
All Committees

EURACTIV is celebrating 20 years and to mark the special occasion has decided to share “20 Visions for Europe” gathering insights from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors, and business representatives. Finding herself in great company, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU shared her views and optimism for the future. For more information on Susan's contribution to EURACTIV's 20 Visions for Europe, click here

Young professionals attend cross-chamber networking night

22 Oct 2019
All Committees

On Thursday, 17 October, more than 120 young professionals from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds, came together to participate in a cross-chamber networking night. After an inspiring keynote from Philippe Gosseye, Senior Director, Dell Technologies Marketing, the participants continued the conversations during a networking evening. 

Perspectives on representative actions: the state of play in the EU

22 Oct 2019
All Committees
Consumer affairs

On Tuesday, 15 October, AmCham EU, BusinessEurope and U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) hosted an event to discuss perspectives on representative actions in the EU.

AmChams in Europe exchange best practices in Belgrade

21 Oct 2019
All Committees

Last week, 54 representatives from 30 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) across Europe attended the annual Best Practices Conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU and Thibaut L’Ortye, Senior Public Affairs Manager joined the conference to exchange best practices and knowledge.

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