TABC Ambassadors Dinner Series: Ambassador Reinhard Silberberg of Germany

TABC met with Ambassador Silberberg to welcome him to Brussels and congratulate him on his recent appointment as Germany’s Permanent Representative to the EU. At the time of this dinner, the ongoing negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were entering a period of substantial institutional changes both in the European Union and the United States. In the EU, the European Parliament had started a new term and the new Trade Commissioner wass about to take office. In the U.S., the midterm elections and their bearing on the negotiations were being observed with close attention. Our dinner discussion focused on the impact of these changes and the broader political underpinnings on the TTIP negotiations.

 

About the TABC Ambassadors Dinner Series

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council regularly holds small dinners with EU Member States Permanent Representatives in Brussels, providing TABC members the opportunity for an open discussion on topics ranging from TTIP, to the economic climate in Europe.  These dinners are hosted by the Permanent Representatives at their residences or Embassies.  All Dinner Series events are listed here:

  • Ambassador Anders Ahnlid, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the European Union (April 28, 2015)
  • Ambassador Alfonso Dastis Quecedo, Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union (February 18, 2015)
  • Ambassador Reinhard Silberberg, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union (November 25, 2014)
  • Atle Leikvoll, Permanent Representative of Norway to the European Union (October 23, 2014)
  • Fabrizio Lucentini, First Counsellor and Trade Policy Coordinator, Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union (July 23, 2014)
  • Ambassador Philippe Etienne, Permanent Representative of France to the European Union (July 18, 2014)