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

A Day in the Life…

Eva Paunova is a Bulgarian MEP in the EPP and is a member of the IMCO committee. We caught up with her a couple of weeks ago for another insight into the day to day lives of MEPs at the European Parliament. No day is ever the same for a MEP: I cannot sleepwalk through even a minute of it, I’m constantly challenged, constantly alert. … Continue reading A Day in the Life…

A Day in the life of an MEP’s Assistant

This week it’s the second installment of our Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant. Alina Totti, Assistant to Claudia Tapardel who is part of the S&D party. In trying to describe a typical day in the life of an MEP assistant I was presented with a very big challenge – having the actual time to sit down and write something. However, since I … Continue reading A Day in the life of an MEP’s Assistant

DSM: Bridging the Gap -The Highlights

Last Week, the chamber hosted its conference on the Digital Single Market conference. Moderated by Chair of the EU Committee, James Stevens, the conference saw keynote speeches from Commissioner Günther Oettinger: Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to Andrus Ansip and Robert Madelin, EPSC as well as featuring representatives from Business and Industry, trade bodies and Members of the European Parliament. 4 Takeaways from Commissioner Oettinger’s … Continue reading DSM: Bridging the Gap -The Highlights

A Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant

Last year, we featured a few pieces from MEP’s in our ‘A Day in the life of…’ series and this week, Adam Terry – Political Officer to Anneliese Dodds MEP at the European Parliament, gives his insight into life as an MEP’s assistant. Describe a typical day in the life of an MEP’s assistant, you say?  It’s probably best to start off by saying that … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant

UK Referendum campaign needs to be more positive if it wants to rally young people

It’s obvious that young people are the one’s with the highest stake in the debate over the future of Europe. BNG Chair Amelie Coulet argues that to engage the younger generation in the UK, referendum campaigns need to be more positive. Last week, I spoke to an event organized by the Young Professionals Network of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) … Continue reading UK Referendum campaign needs to be more positive if it wants to rally young people

British Chamber Media Dashboard

Last week’s European Council Summit sparked a lot of media attention for the chamber. We’ve put the pick together here so you can catch any of the TV, radio and newspaper interviews from the week. On Thursday, on the bill with former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, CEO Glenn Vaughan was interviewed live on euronews   Vice-President Tom Parker also spoke to RTBF on Sunday … Continue reading British Chamber Media Dashboard

One Prediction for 2016 that We Guarantee Will Come True

Over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing from some of our organising committee chairs on what they’re planning for our members in 2016. This week, EU Committee Chair James Stevens tells us what to expect over the next 12 months A quick scan of the newspapers at this time of year provides you with a veritable smorgasbord of predictions for the year ahead. And … Continue reading One Prediction for 2016 that We Guarantee Will Come True

Internal Market Summit Review

2016 marks the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Internal Market, but how far have we actually come in integrating a fully functioning single market and what barriers still exist? To answer this question the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium brought together key political, regulatory and industry stakeholders to examine the current state of the internal market and explore the key priorities moving … Continue reading Internal Market Summit Review

Evolving Europe – Join the Debate!

We are collaborating with COBCOE – the Council of British Chambers of Commerce, who will reveal results of their research with businesses throughout the region on what businesses need to help build a competitive Europe. The Evolving Europe project, with debates in London and Brussels, will provide a voice for business in identifying how Europe needs to change to improve growth, competitiveness and the ease of … Continue reading Evolving Europe – Join the Debate!