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Warning! TTIP may severely promote economic growth

15 May 2015

The European Liberal Youth Forum (LYMEC) is organising a street campaign in support of TTIP. The LYMEC TTIP Action Day will take place on Saturday May 16 in Brussels. Participants will take to the streets to come out in support of TTIP and free trade.

Alberto Di Felice speaks on behalf of AmCham EU at eHealth week in Latvia

15 May 2015

eHealth week was held in Riga, Latvia from the 11-15 May. Alberto Di Felice (Qualcomm), Vice-Chair of the Healthcare Committee, spoke on behalf of AmCham EU, on the panel for 'Privacy and Data Protection in Healthcare'.


TTIP: Landing the right deal

13 May 2015
Trade & External Affairs

On 12 May, AmCham EU and The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) hosted a joint event on The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Breakfast briefing on transatlantic defence cooperation and interdependence

11 May 2015
Security, Defence & Space

AmCham EU’s Security and Defence Committee hosted a high-level breakfast meeting on transatlantic defence cooperation and interdependence, with a keynote address delivered by Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and speeches from MEP Ioan Mircea Pașcu, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA). The discussion was moderated by Thomas Reynaert (UTC), Chair of the AmCham EU Security and Defence Committee. 


Healthcare Committee delegation visit to Latvia

9 May 2015

As a follow-up to the Presidency Group Delegation visit to Latvia, a delegation of the Healthcare Committee went to Latvia yesterday to discuss with Ms. Egita Pole, Under Secretary of State for Health and local experts the ongoing negotiations on medical devices, but also joint procurement of medicines, the value for the overall economy of investing in health, and eHealth/mHealth.



Delegation from U.S. House of Representatives visit AmCham EU

9 May 2015
Transport, Energy & Climate

A delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives led by Rep. Frederick Upton (R-MI) met with AmCham EU members on Wednesday 6 May. The delegation was composed of 9 Congressmen, mainly drawing from the Energy and Commerce Committee, who visited Europe to examine pharmaceutical regulatory approval process, energy market integration and energy security. 

Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) meets with Financial Services Committee

8 May 2015
Financial Services

The Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Timothy G. Massad, met with AmCham EU’s Financial Services Committee on Wednesday 6 May. 

Jeffrey Immelt, GE Chairman and CEO, addresses AmCham EU

8 May 2015

GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt addressed an audience of AmCham EU members and EU stakeholders at the AmCham EU offices on Tuesday 5 May 2015. He outlined his perspective on what Europe needs to do to reignite growth, build competitiveness and create more jobs in the coming decade. During his address he outlined the contribution which GE is making to the European economy and spoke about the company’s investments in Europe.

For GE, Europe represents €13 billion in exports and €20 billion of revenue.

Read full speech here

AmCham EU Executive Council convenes in Brussels for series of high-level meetings

8 May 2015

The AmCham EU Executive Council was in Brussels last week for a number of high-level meetings with key EU stakeholders. The Council engaged with Pieter de Gooijer, Dutch Ambassador to the EU, Xavier Prats Monné, DG Education and Culture, Declan Kelleher, Irish Ambassador to the EU, Richard Bruton TD, Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Thomas Wieser, President of the Euro Working Group.

Environment Committee meets with Marzena Rogalska

8 May 2015

The Environment Committee met with Marzena Rogalska, Head of Unit for Sustainable industrial policy at DG GROW, on 7 May to discuss the circular economy package, which is expected by the end of this year.


Ambassador Georges Friden outlines the priorities of the Luxembourgish Presidency

7 May 2015

In a presentation to AmCham EU members on 6 May 2015, Ambassador Georges Friden, Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU gave an overview of the preliminary programme of the Luxembourgish Presidency of the Council of the EU, starting 1 July 2015.

Hear what AmCham EU members have to say about investment in Europe

6 May 2015

AmCham EU is committed to Europe. Hear what one of our members has to say about their investment in Europe.

Aongus Hegarty, Dell EMEA President

Susan Danger welcomes you to the new AmCham EU website!

6 May 2015

Susan Danger, Managing Director at AmCham EU, welcomes you to the new AmCham EU website and dicsusses some of the new key features. 

Gender balance in the workplace discussed at April plenary

24 Apr 2015
Future of Work, Education & Skills

AmCham EU held its monthly plenary meeting on gender diversity on 21 April 2015; members were joined for a keynote address by Monika Ladmanová, Adviser to Commissioner Vera Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.

Competition Committee meets with U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner McSweeny

23 Apr 2015
Competition policy

Commissioner Terrel McSweeny was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 28, 2014, to a term that expires on September 25, 2017.

In-depth discussion on Regulatory Cooperation in TTIP at joint EPP-S&D roundtable

23 Apr 2015

On Tuesday 21 April 2014, representatives of the European Parliament, industry and civil society gathered in the European Parliament for a roundtable discussion on regulatory cooperation in TTIP.


Juhan Lepassaar addresses Digital Economy Committee

17 Apr 2015
Digital Economy

Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet for Vice-President Andrus Ansip, European Commission, was the guest speaker at the Digital Economy Committee on Friday 17 April.

Susan Danger discusses TTIP in interview with EurActiv

15 Apr 2015

Susan Danger, Managing Director AmCham EU, took part this week in an interview with EurActiv where she discussed how MEPs have the chance to make a robust contribution to the TTIP agreement but must listen to stakeholders and carefully think twice before diluting aspects of the agreement that are in fact key to its success.

Read full interview here

Healthcare Committee meets with US Congressional Staff Delegation

10 Apr 2015

A delegation of the Healthcare Committee of AmCham EU met on Tuesday 7 April with Mary-Sumpter Lapinski, Health Policy Director for the majority staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP Committee) and Grace Stuntz, FDA Policy Advisory.



March plenary meeting takes place with keynote address from Dominique Ristori

25 Mar 2015
Transport, Energy & Climate

AmCham EU welcomed the European Commission’s recent adoption of an Energy Union framework strategy at its monthly plenary meeting on 24 March 2015, with a keynote address delivered by Dominique Ristori, Director-General of DG Energy at the European Commission.

During his speech, Mr Ristori stressed the need for Europe to reduce its energy dependence and placed emphasis on the value of a strategic energy partnership between the US and EU.