Europe

The Chamber's Europe team champions a pro-business agenda across Europe and in Washington to expand commercial opportunities for members by advancing open and competitive markets, economic growth, and transatlantic cooperation.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseSep 26, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S., UK Tech and Business Associations Call on Leaders to Advance Digital Trade

WASHINGTON — Today, a coalition of tech groups and experts from business, government, and academia in the United States and United Kingdom called on government leaders to advance a high-standard model of digital trade.

CommentSep 03, 2019 - 7:00am

International Business Federations Urge UK and EU to Avoid No Deal Brexit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with several national business federations penned a letter voicing grave concerns about the U.K.’s possible exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, and urging the U.S. and EU to reach an agreement as soon as possible. The full letter, including a list of those that signed on, can be found here.

Issue BriefAug 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns – Next Steps Unclear

Yesterday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned. His move pre-empted a no confidence vote in the Government that was called by the far-right, anti-immigration League Party, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

CommentAug 14, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Docket No. USTR-2019-0009: Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of France's Digital Services Tax

On August 14, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to USTR on the Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax pursuant to Federal Register Notice (FRN) 2019-15081/Docket No. USTR-2019-0009, as published on July 16, 2019.

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

Press ReleaseJul 10, 2019 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on France's Digital Services Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — John Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today in response to France's proposed digital services tax.

Above the FoldJul 02, 2019 - 5:00pm
US EU Trade

On Trade, Europe Sprints Ahead

At last week’s G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, the European Union and the Mercosur countries of South America — Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay — announced that they’ve struck a deal for a comprehensive trade agreement. The announcement of this deal is great news… for workers, farmers, and companies in those countries.

Issue BriefJul 02, 2019 - 11:15am

Europe Selects its Next Batch of Leaders

After several days of fractious debate, European heads of state today agreed on the new slate of EU political leaders. It was no small feat, as the decisions had to take into account disparate political ideologies, geography, country size, and gender balance.Who’s WhoCommission President-designate: Ursula von der Leyen (EPP – Germany)

EventJun 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Concordia Europe – AmChamSpain Summit

On Wednesday, June 26, we will celebrate Concordia Europe – AmChamSpain Summit.Time: 9 am to 7 pmPlace: Eurostars Madrid Tower. Paseo de la Castellana, 259, B, 28046 Madrid

TestimonyJun 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Need to Revitalize Transatlantic Trade Relations

Oral Testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment hearing on the Transatlantic Policy Impacts of the U.S.-EU Trade Conflict