Autumn in Review – EU Events

Like every autumn in Brussels, this one didn’t disappoint with regard to its packed schedule, and we would like to believe that we didn’t either! We kicked off with the discussion on Cartel Enforcement: Current Practice and Updates where we learned that since February 2018, companies breaching antitrust regulations by taking part in cartels has resulted in hundreds of million in fines, while ¾ of … Continue reading Autumn in Review – EU Events

Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

On Thursday 25th October, the British Chamber’s CEO Glenn Vaughan met with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab for a landmark meeting alongside representatives from chambers across Europe. Glenn shares his thoughts following the meeting: There’s no certainty – but more clarity and confidence can be built Last Thursday I was part of a delegation of national chambers of commerce that met Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, … Continue reading Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

COBCOE Report

COBCOE recently released a new report titled “Review of European business views on the Transition Period” which comprised of business input from businesses in the UK and across the EU. Some of the input came from our Brexit Ambition Roundtable February 2018 event held at the chamber. This report was shared with government official and is aimed to influence current negotiations between the UK and … Continue reading COBCOE Report

Reaction to European Council (Art. 50) guidelines on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship – 23rd March

We reacted to the European Council’s guidelines on the future trade relationship between the EU and the UK. Click the link to read the full piece. Continue reading Reaction to European Council (Art. 50) guidelines on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship – 23rd March

A strengthened team of vice-chairs working on the EU agenda

The EU Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce|EU & Belgium welcomes the newly appointed vice-chairs, who will run for a year mandate. They will help the EU Committee team to shape the programme and provide a platform for engagement. “The EU Committee team is now stronger with a very competent team and I am very confident in their contribution to put key EU legislative … Continue reading A strengthened team of vice-chairs working on the EU agenda

Measuring violence against women in the EU

One of the important findings is that almost one in two women (47%) in the European Union who have experienced violence have never told anyone, whether that be the police, health services, a friend, neighbour or colleague . This lack of reporting shows that women are not receiving the support they need nor are protected from further violence. Continue reading Measuring violence against women in the EU

Joint Statement

An alliance of northern European Coastal Chambers accounting for 70% of EU-UK trade urge British and EU negotiators to create clarity on a future trade friendly relationship as soon as possible now that sufficient progress has been made. The Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce represented by Voka – Flanders Chamber of Commerce and BECI – Brussels Chamber of Commerce, the British Chambers of Commerce, … Continue reading Joint Statement

A day in the life of MEP Seb Dance

Seb Dance has been an MEP since 2014 and is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on Development. Days at the Parliament can start with a breakfast meeting, a committee-related site visit or a press interview. Then it will often be straight to a meeting of my group, the Socialists and Democrats, before catching up … Continue reading A day in the life of MEP Seb Dance