Statement of Eurochambres President Christoph Leitl prior to the 15 June EU-US Summit


"We need a strong Transatlantic Alliance more than ever to affront common challenges and to succeed in our economic recovery. The EU-US Summit is therefore the right signal at the right time. As the business community, we expect a clear commitment to an ambitious forward looking agenda for economic cooperation, including via a new EU-US Trade and Technology Council. At the same time, the Summit should lead to clear path in settling existing transatlantic differences swiftly and durably - in particular on steel and aluminium and on civil aircraft. The last few years have taught us clearly that the EU and the US are much better together than divided."