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AmCham EU bids farewell to Ambassador Gardner

8 Feb 2017
Transatlantic Task Force

On Tuesday, 7 February, AmCham EU honoured former U.S. Ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner, in a farewell reception. 

Preventing violence against women: A discussion on how business and governments can work together

6 Feb 2017
Gender Initiatives Task Force

Violence against women has far-reaching social and economic consequences in our society. On Thursday, 2 February, the Gender Initiatives Task Force hosted a discussion on how governments and business can work toward preventing violence against women. 

Security and defence: the transatlantic partnership is as vital as ever

6 Feb 2017
Security & Defence

At the launch of AmCham EU’s brochure ‘Security and Defence – Together for European Growth’, Sir Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union, stressed the important role the transatlantic relationship plays in security and defence.

Zeger Vercouteren elected chair of new Brexit Task Force

6 Feb 2017
Brexit Task Force

AmCham EU is delighted to confirm that Zeger Vercouteren (Johnson & Johnson) has been elected chair of the newly formed Brexit Task Force on a two-year term.

Tim Adamson discusses transatlantic relations at Hessen Representation event

2 Feb 2017
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Tim Adamson, Policy Adviser at AmCham EU, participated in a panel discussion at the Representation of the State of Hessen, Germany to the EU, entitled, ‘Partners of today! Partners of tomorrow? Opportunities for Hessen’s economy in Europe and the USA.’

Lockheed Martin and Expedia join AmCham EU

1 Feb 2017
All Committees

AmCham EU is delighted to announce two new members, Lockheed Martin and Expedia

AmCham EU Board meets with Ambassador Clyde Kull

26 Jan 2017
All Committees
Board

The AmCham EU Board of Directors met with Ambassador Clyde Kull, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the EU, to engage in an open discussion on the current state of transatlantic relations and the priorities of the upcoming Estonian Council Presidency.

New EP President: strong leadership critical to steer Europe through uncertain times

18 Jan 2017
All Committees
EP Outreach TF

AmCham EU extends its congratulations to Antonio Tajani following his election as President of the European Parliament.

AmCham EU's recommendations on the implementation of GDPR

17 Jan 2017
Digital Economy

On 25 May, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will become applicable, bringing significant changes to data protection rules across the European Economic Area (EEA).  With the adoption of the GDPR, the EU recognizes the importance of harmonizing European data protection laws, in order to facilitate cross-border commerce.

Claudia Selli elected Chair of DEC Committee

13 Jan 2017
Digital Economy

Following the election process for the position of Chair of the Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU is delighted to confirm that Claudia Selli (EU Affairs Director, AT&T) has been elected chair on a two-year term, effective immediately. Congratulations Claudia, and thank you to our members for the excellent voter turnout.

AmCham EU presents Maltese Ambassador with Presidency Recommendations

12 Dec 2016

AmCham EU welcomed Marlene Bonnici, Maltese Ambassador to the European Union, on Monday 12 December to present her with The Recommendations to the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

AmCham EU donates 80 holiday boxes to less fortunate

12 Dec 2016

On Friday, 9 December AmCham EU invited members and staff to help fill and wrap food boxes to be delivered to those in need this holiday season. 

Building the European Data Economy: A Transatlantic Perspective

9 Dec 2016
Digital Economy

On Thursday, 8 December 2016, AmCham EU organised its fourth annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference.

AmCham EU attends ALDE Congress in Warsaw

5 Dec 2016
EP Outreach TF

A delegation from the European Parliament Outreach Task Force attended the ALDE Congress in Warsaw. Susan Danger, CEO of AmCham EU, participated in a discussion with Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade, on 'Free Trade in an era of populistic protectionism'.

December Plenary focuses on ‘Simplifying VAT to boost trade’

5 Dec 2016
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation
Plenary Meeting

AmCham EU’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee hosted a plenary session on Monday, 5 December 2016 on the subject of ‘Simplifying VAT to boost trade’. 

Circular Economy: One year later, hurdles remain

2 Dec 2016
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

2 December 2016 marks one year since the EU launched a very ambitious plan – The Circular Economy Package. In response, AmCham EU published The Circular Economy – 10 innovative business solutions and how to go further.  

AmCham EU and Invest Europe event reaffirms ‘The Case for Investing in Europe’

29 Nov 2016
All Committees
Single Market Task Force

On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, AmCham EU and Invest Europe hosted a joint event on ‘The Case for Investing in Europe’ as part of Invest Week.

AmCham EU takes part in Invest Week

28 Nov 2016

Invest Week is a series of events focused on the European investment and growth agenda being held for the first time in 2016. AmCham EU is partnering with twenty-seven organisations for the week with over sixteen events taking place across Brussels. 

 

AmCham EU presents 'The Future of the Single Market', a collaboration with ITN Productions

24 Nov 2016
All Committees

The Single Market currently faces a number of threats which could result in further fragmentation. The benefits that the Single Market brings to consumers, business and the overall economy are not widely known or well understood. Given what’s at stake, AmCham EU believes it is now more important than ever to communicate the benefits of the Single Market as widely and effectively as possible.

Employment and Social Affairs Committee hosts plenary on ‘Building Skills for the Future’

21 Nov 2016
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force
Plenary Meeting

The Employment and Social Affairs Committee hosted the November plenary on the topic of ‘Building Skills for the Future’.

A panel discussion took place with representatives from the OECD, the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Skills Unit, and JA Europe. The keynote speech was delivered by Michel Servoz, Director-General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission.

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