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Jens-Henrik Jeppesen

Issue Lead for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy Committee
17 Mar 2022
Digital Economy

Given its outstanding potential, Artificial intelligence (AI) is known as the ‘new electricity’.

AmCham EU

26 Jan 2022

Proliferation of labelling requirements for waste disposal across the EU Member states is impeding recycling efforts. The revision of the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive provides a chance to design an EU-wide approach to waste sorting and empower consumers by putting them at the centre of recycling efforts.

Susan Danger

AmCham EU
26 Nov 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye-opener for the global trade network. It has exposed the vulnerabilities of the system as well as shedding light on the protectionism that can arise in crisis situations.

AmCham EU

23 Nov 2021
Consumer affairs

In a union built on the principles of the rule of law, recourse to litigation in the event of disputes is an essential ingredient of the justice system. However, access to the justice system is not always equitable: all too often, the (in)ability to bear the costs of legal action is a determinant factor of disputes.

Jeremy Rollison

Vice-Chair, Digital Economy Committee
28 Oct 2021
Digital Economy

Everyone loves the romance of a tenacious underdog, who charts a course to victory against all the odds. Yet in 2002 when Oakland Athletics transformed from one of Major League Baseball’s perennial whipping boys into a well-oiled winning machine, it was not fortune behind the fairy tale, but cold, calculated data crunching.  

Andrea Chiarello

Chair, Healthcare Committee
22 Sep 2021

Tuberculosis. Gonorrhea. Pneumonia. These bacterial infections, formerly routine to remedy with a course of antibiotics, are becoming increasingly threatening to human health. The reason: antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

AmCham EU

2 Sep 2021
Agriculture & Food
Trade & External Affairs
crop field

As global food insecurity rises, innovation will be key to the agri-food sector's ability to feed the world. Regulators and risk assessors have a vital role to play for a sustainable, secure and trusted industry capable of feeding more mouths with a smaller footprint. 

Tanguy Van Overstraeten

Privacy and Data Protection Lead, DEC Committee
11 Jun 2021
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs
Data signals across city

Digital services and the data they generate are constantly growing in importance. Yet, restrictions of data flows are increasing. Cross-border data flows are essential to the global economy.

Susan Danger

AmCham EU
28 Apr 2021
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Since the reign of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ‘the first 100 days’ has become the yardstick by which to judge a nascent administration’s performance. As the Biden-Harris Administration reaches the 100-day checkpoint, what course has been charted for EU-US relations?

Benjamin Neyt

IP Committee Chair
26 Apr 2021
Intellectual Property
Trade & External Affairs

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so they say. But for the 55% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the EU who report copying by competitors as a major threat to their business, flattery is scant recompense.