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Thoughts on the TTC at the Greek Economic Summit

6 Dec 2022
Transatlantic

As part of AmCham Greece’s 33rd Greek Economic Summit, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, participated in a panel titled ‘The course of Transatlantic Relations and the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC)’ on Monday, 5 December. She spoke about the challenging but positive state of the transatlantic relationship in light of the current geopolitical context and discussed the importance of the TTC as a global reference for trade and investments.   

Stakeholder engagement at the TTC

6 Dec 2022
Transatlantic

On Monday, 5 December, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, took part in the panel ‘Advancing Development of Sustainable, Transparent and Resilient Supply Chains’ as part of the Trade and Technology Council’s (TTC) third ministerial Stakeholder Roundtable. The discussion sought to maximise the outcomes from the TTC, particularly on issues such as supply chains and semiconductors.  

At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe

6 Dec 2022
Healthcare

As governments rise to the challenge of managing the interlinked dynamics of population health and economic uncertainty, At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe highlights the key differences and commonalities in healthcare financing and policy approaches across 13 European countries. The report, written by the Economist Impact, identifies major trends and aims to benchmark access and provision of healthcare services, medicines, healthcare outcomes as well as quality of care. It also puts forward a number of recommendations for action, in areas such as financing models, delivery of care, access to innovative treatments, diagnostics and digital infrastructure.

Trade and Technology Council: US business in Europe supports outcomes of third ministerial

6 Dec 2022
All Committees
Transatlantic

Brussels, 6 December 2022 – EU and US leaders met yesterday in Maryland, United States, for the third ministerial meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC). They outlined an ambitious list of deliverables in a range of areas, including artificial intelligence, standards, quantum, digital infrastructure and connectivity in third countries, semiconductor supply chain resilience, vaccines, skills and sustainable trade.

EMPOWER HER breakfast

5 Dec 2022
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

On Monday, 5 December, AmCham EU’s week started with a high-level breakfast with Diane Farrell, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, US Department of Commerce. Member companies and colleagues from the US government and the US Mission to the EU had the opportunity to discuss women’s economic empowerment on both side of the Atlantic.

Assessing the geopolitical reality

1 Dec 2022
Transatlantic

Speaking on what the transatlantic relationship means in today's world, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU joined the ‘Geopolitical Realities in a Changing World’ panel alongside Theresa Fallon, Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) and Radosław Sikorski, MEP (PL, EPP) at the Martens Centre's Annual European Ideas Forum on Wednesday 30 November. The discussion, moderated by Peter Hefele, Policy Director, Martens Centre, looked at the current global dynamics in light of recent issues such as the war in Ukraine and Brexit, with a particular focus on transatlantic, intra-European and Indo-Pacific relationships. 

Industry calls for improving the EUCS

1 Dec 2022
Digital Economy

On Thursday, 1 December, together with other industry groups, AmCham EU called for technical, not political, requirements to be included in the forthcoming European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS). Our members are working to build a competitive, innovative and resilient economy while upholding data privacy, effective cybersecurity protection and open markets. An inclusive and non-discriminatory EUCS that leverages the most innovative and trusted cloud services from around the world will allow industry and government to reach these shared goals. Read more about the joint statement.  

Towards the right direction: the General Approach to the European Chips Act

1 Dec 2022
Digital Economy

On Thursday, 1 December, the Competitiveness Council agreed on the General Approach to the European Chips Act, which will  ensure the availability of semiconductors across sectors and for all types and generations of chips. AmCham EU strongly supports the swift progress made on semiconductors regulation, as part of the EU’s ambition to develop a more geographically diversified, sustainable and resilient semiconductor supply chain. The speed at which the Presidency of the Council to the European Union and Member States reached a common position reflects the urgent need to make Europe’s semiconductor supply chain more resilient and to mobilise larger investments into innovative technology.

TTC: Priorities for the third ministerial meeting

29 Nov 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs

On Monday, 5 December, the third ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) will take place in the Washington, DC area. As leaders prepare to convene in a few days, the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) has outlined its priorities in areas such as emerging technologies, sustainability, resilient supply chains and healthcare.

What's ahead for the next ten years in digital?

29 Nov 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

The EU and the US must take advantage of the upcoming Trade and Technology Council (TTC) ministerial to enhance collaboration and strengthen the transatlantic relationship, according to Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission, who gave the keynote address at the 10th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference on Tuesday, 29 November. In an age of geopolitical instability, fora like the TTC are a powerful tool for delivering resilience to an increasingly digitalised society. With the council’s third ministerial meeting next week, this year’s conference comes at just the right moment. Couldn’t attend? Find out what you missed. 

Financial coordination across Europe

28 Nov 2022
Financial Services

AmCham EU visited Paris and Strasbourg last week to meet with senior representatives in the financial services sector and discuss topics such as the Capital Markets Union, Capital Requirements Directive and sustainable finance. Across Europe and the Atlantic, we have to keep working together to build a more resilient economy.

COP27 ends, but the conversation continues

28 Nov 2022
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

Transitioning to a more sustainable economy is the defining challenge of the 21st century, and American companies invested in Europe are committed to doing their part. Transatlantic leadership and international cooperation are key to achieving critical global climate goals, especially keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. With those aims in mind, many members of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, along with thousands of delegates from all over the world, participated in the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in November. 

Join the Shoe-Box project: get crafty with friends and family!

24 Nov 2022
All Committees

Help us make this holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate – join The Samaritans’ Shoe-Box project! There are many who are disadvantaged without enough food to eat and unable to celebrate the holidays. This festive season let’s be kind to one another, join with your friends and family on Friday, 9 December, from 15.00-17.00 and help us give back to our community - because everyone deserves a gift. 

Harnessing the power of data

23 Nov 2022
Digital Economy

A dynamic and data-driven economy is key for the digital transition and necessary for the future of the European economy. Data use and re-use drives innovation, grows the economy and creates jobs, but only if we protect and encourage its flow. Watch Jeremy Rollison (Microsoft), Issue Lead, Data Act, AmCham EU, explain how, together, we can build the best Data Act and unlock the potential of Europe's data-driven economy and read more in our latest position paper.  

Strengthening transatlantic defence cooperation

23 Nov 2022
Security, Defence & Space
Transatlantic

Transatlantic cooperation is a necessary response to uncertain geopolitical circumstances. Defence industrial cooperation between the EU and US has never been more urgent. In order to bolster European defence capabilities, the Commission should consider a stronger framework for transatlantic defence technological and industrial cooperation (TADIC). Read our position on rekindling TADIC and learn more about the importance of EU-US defence cooperation.

What's in store for the future of public affairs?

22 Nov 2022
Operations Group

On Tuesday, 15 November, AmCham EU hosted a panel discussion on the Future of Public Affairs in a Changing Environment featuring Doru Peter Frantescu, CEO and Founder, EU Matrix and Jessica O'Flynn, Director for Government Affairs, SC Johnson. The panel looked at how the profession changed after the COVID-19 pandemic and what trends industry leaders can expect for 2023. The panel also examined early dynamics in European political parties ahead of the 2024 elections. 

Healthcare in the future: Business Breakfast in Ljubljana

22 Nov 2022
Healthcare

Covid-19 has exposed the need to strengthen the resilience of healthcare systems. Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU, attended virtually AmCham Slovenia's Business Breakfast in Ljubljana on Friday, 18 November. He previewed ‘At a turning point: healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe’, an upcoming study from Economist Impact to be released on Tuesday, 6 December and commissioned by AmCham EU. He discussed some of the key findings for Slovenia, a top-performer in the region.

Your guide to the last ten years in digital policy

18 Nov 2022
Digital Economy
Transatlantic

A decade of digital innovation has reshaped the way the world works. Ahead of AmCham EU's 10th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference let's look back at ten major moments in the last decade of digital policy. We'll look at why these moments matter and what they can tell us about the next ten years of digital innovation. Has the EU's approach to digital policy adapted to keep up with the rapidly evolving digital world? Read the full blog to find out. 

Discussing healthcare and resilience in Prague

17 Nov 2022
Healthcare

A delegation of AmCham EU members was in Prague last week to discuss European health policy with key stakeholders in the Czech Republic. Over Tuesday, 8 November and Wednesday, 9 November, and in collaboration with AmCham Czech Republic, members brought their perspectives on issues including healthcare infrastructure, public investment, the recovery and resilience facility and the European Health Data Space. The delegation met with a range of stakeholders, including Jakub Dvořáček, MHA, LLM, Deputy Health Minister for EU Affairs, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. We are grateful to AmCham Czech Republic for the cooperation and partnership.

Focusing on progress at the TTC

17 Nov 2022
Transatlantic

‘The geopolitical case and the economic case for the transatlantic relationship has probably never been stronger,’ emphasised Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU in a recent interview with Euractiv. Approaching the third meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) on 5 December, there’s optimism that the TTC can continue to be the primary forum for deepening the transatlantic relationship in a challenging geopolitical environment. Producing tangible deliverables and setting clear roadmaps for further progress need to remain the priority for negotiators at the TTC, and industry groups, like AmCham EU, are ready to engage and play their part.  

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