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Break the bias every day  

10 Mar 2022
All Committees
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Diversity and Inclusion

To celebrate International Women’s Day, AmCham EU organised an online event to discuss how to break biases related to female leadership. Stella Ronner-Grubacic, Ambassador for Gender and Diversity, European External Action Service, and a distinguished panel of female leaders from the world of business and politics joined the discussion.. Speakers shared their personal experiences in dealing with bias and discussed strategies to help empower young girls to aim for ambitious careers.

A coordinated approach to the Ukraine war

10 Mar 2022
All Committees

The Board of AmCham EU met with The Honorable Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU, to discuss pressing issues for the transatlantic relationship including a coordinated approach to the Ukraine war and what role business can play. AmCham EU is collaborating closely with Ambassador Gitenstein and his team at the US Mission to the EU as we continue to strengthen the transatlantic partnership.

Deciphering COVID-19 with digital innovations

8 Mar 2022
All Committees
Healthcare

To better combat COVID-19, experts from the Digital Health Center at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) are using genome sequencing to identify high-risk patients and develop better targeted treatment therapies. Such work generates and requires analysis of enormous pools of data. By leveraging Dell Technologies’ high performance computing (HPC) solutions, this has become possible. Learn more on Invested in Europe.  

Looking local to deliver core IT services

8 Mar 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

The IT and digital team within AES Bulgaria delivers core IT and business services. For this, it relies on more than 10 local suppliers to provide IT infrastructure, telephone and cybersecurity services. For instance, the local service provider Telenor has optimised AES Bulgaria’s mobile phone bills by more than 50% due to its flexible and highly specialised workforce. Simultaneously, working with AES has given local suppliers like Telenor the chance of expanding beyond their local markets and developing innovative services. Read their story to find out how local parterships can help deliver core IT services.

Ukraine invasion: AmCham EU commends unity from EU, US and partners

8 Mar 2022
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) continues to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. As we emphasised over a week ago, we stand with the people of Ukraine as they face incredible suffering and violence.

We #StandWithUkraine

7 Mar 2022

AmCham EU stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine violates international law and endangers peace and security across the region. It poses a clear threat to fundamental values of human dignity, democracy, rule of law and solidarity. As the situation evolves, the need for humanitarian aid continues to rise. AmCham EU as an organisation will be making a donation to the International Committee of the Red Cross. We encourage others to support the efforts aimed at helping those most in need in Ukraine - visit our dedicated page to learn about the ways you can make a contribution.

Registrations for the Transatlantic Conference 2022 are now open

3 Mar 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

On 24 March join the Transatlantic Conference 2022 for a discussion on this year's top priorities fundamental to the prosperity and security of the transatlantic community. From the Trade and Technology Council and key digital issues; to climate change and the green transition, this conference will have it all. Find out more about the programme and don’t forget to register here.

Mind the gap: promoting female leadership to #BreakTheBias

3 Mar 2022
All Committees

Despite an increased focus on more inclusive workplaces, women still remain underrepresented in leadership roles due to bias, race and gender-related barriers. Policies aimed at closing the gender gap and ensuring economic empowerment for women are crucial to fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. On 8 March, we are organising a breakfast event, kindly sponsored by Google, during which industry leaders and EU decision-makers will exchange best practices. We will discuss how the public and private sectors can jointly foster diverse leadership and outline solutions for ensuring an inclusive talent pipeline for industries that lack women participation the most. Register here.

Fostering innovation through collaborative partnerships

28 Feb 2022
All Committees

Despite only having 10,000 inhabitants, Figeac in south-west France is home to a whole ecosystem of aerospace companies and suppliers. Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is one of them. Its Ratier-Figeac unit is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for propellers. Collins Aerospace RatierFigeac employs 1,200 people in four key business segments. Its main undertaking is propellers, which account for about 60% of the Ratier-Figeac unit’s activities. 60% of its total global expenditure on local suppliers is in France. Discover their success story.

The future of risk management and risk assessment in EU chemicals policy

28 Feb 2022
All Committees

On 24 February AmCham EU hosted an event focusing on the future of risk management in the EU chemicals policy. The speakers discussed the principles of risk assessment and the importance of a science-based approach in a panel moderated by Natasa Sbrizaj (3M), Chair, Environment Committee, AmCham EU. More about AmCham EU's position on the EU's Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability here.

AmChams in Europe stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

25 Feb 2022
All Committees

AmChams in Europe, the umbrella organisation for 46 AmChams in 44 countries across Europe and Eurasia, stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine violates international law and endangers peace and security across the region. It poses a clear threat to fundamental values of human dignity, democracy, rule of law and solidarity.

Our recommendations for Europe’s digital transition

24 Feb 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

On 25 February the French Presidency will welcome the Member State's economic and finance ministers in Paris for an informal meeting to discuss topics relating to the union’s most pressing economic challenges. The digital economy contributes positively to society by supporting competitiveness, growth, creation of jobs, innovation and modern democracy. AmCham EU has outlined recommendations to the French Presidency that aim to support the EU’s digital transition and maximise its benefits.  

The power of local suppliers: more than shipping partners

24 Feb 2022
All Committees

The Van Berkel Group is located in Veghel, a town in the North Brabant region of the Netherlands. The company, founded in 1955 as a family company in agriculture, has expanded and diversified into many new sectors. In 2003, Van Berkel Logistics was established, with shipping services starting up in 2005, in the form of container transportation by barge from Veghel to Rotterdam and Antwerp. Read how Van Berkel managed to grow exponentially and leverage the power of exports by collaborating with Mars. 

Tax: implementing global rules

24 Feb 2022
Tax

Last year, over 130 countries reached an agreement to reform the global corporate tax framework. Attention now shifts to implementation as a global level playing field will be critical for the success of the project. On Tuesday, 22 February 2022, AmCham EU hosted Gerassimos Thomas, Director-General, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, EU Commission, to discuss the Commission's proposal for implementing the global rules on a minimum tax.

Data Act: open approach is critical to success

23 Feb 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

The European Commission published its proposal for a Data Act. The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) shares the EU’s ambition to increase access to and further re-use of data. International data flows are the cornerstone of today’s economy. By promoting increased data sharing, the Data Act can strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and help achieve its digital transformation objectives.

Healthcare roundtable: designing EU's innovation-driven agenda

16 Feb 2022
Healthcare

To provide insights on European health priorities for 2022 and how AmCham EU and others can work together in the future, Andrea Chiarello, Chair, Healthcare Committee, AmCham EU joined AmCham Belgium for a roundtable discussion on Monday, 14 February. The panellists touched on the state of play of key EU developments in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and broader life sciences policy. It was also highlighted that strong collaboration between AmCham EU and AmCham Belgium could strengthen an innovation-driven agenda for life sciences.

Gender stereotypes and the challenges for business

15 Feb 2022
Diversity and Inclusion

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science highlights the need to reflect on the persisting gender gap in scientific disciplines. Organised by the EPP Group on Instagram Live, Veronika Bendere, Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, AmCham EU, joined the Early gender stereotypes: the challenges for business alongside Angelika Niebler, MEP (EPP, DE) and young researchers Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan to discuss the main stereotypes affecting girls in science and the reason why girls often take different career paths than their male counterparts. 

Foreign Subsidies Regulation: views from key EU trade and investment partners

15 Feb 2022
All Committees
Competition policy

Together with organisations representing key EU trade and investment partners, AmCham EU released a joint statement sharing our views on the proposed Regulation on Foreign Subsidies. We support the European Commission’s objective to combat distortions of competition in the EU caused by foreign subsidies. However, our organisations identify risks with the current proposal around legal uncertainty, burdensome compliance due to overbroad definitions and delays. A balanced, proportionate and multilateral approach will be critical. The statement points to six main areas for refinement. Read the full statement here.

Mitigating the health, social and economic crises

9 Feb 2022
All Committees
Competition policy
Consumer affairs
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Healthcare
Trade & External Affairs

COVID-19 has been more than a health crisis. It affected societies and economies at their core. To mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, the French Presidency is focusing on constructing a union that trusts science, fights discrimination and secures a prosperous future for the next generation. In this context, the 27 ministers for health are meeting to discuss the EU’s ambitious healthcare agenda. Learn more about the priorities of American companies in Europe for healthcare policy. 

EU industrial ecosystems on the path to the green and digital transition

7 Feb 2022
All Committees
Competition policy
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Trade & External Affairs

Industry is a critical sector in Europe, accounting for more than 32 million jobs. It is also an enabler of the economic recovery, powering the green and digital transitions across the Single Market. To improve the region’s global competitiveness, the EU’s industrial strategy should focus on digitalising European industry, creating the right environment for a clean future, accelerating the EU circular economy and reinforcing the rules-based trading system. Join the conversation this week at the EU Industry Days, which will focus on the role of youth in shaping the future of industry. Read more about our priorities here.

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