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Welcome to our great network  of businesses,  diplomats, and organizations all working together to create a world of opportunities opening up into the future.

We are at the heart of the world economy. The enormous potential of the transatlantic commercial relationship is far from being fully realized.

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The EU institutions explained by their Presidents

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A view from the inside: the Presidents of the main European Union institutions share their views on how the EU actually works. Who does what? What’s specific to each institution? What is the role of President? How do they see Europe’s future?

 

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The European Company and how to form one.

The European Company (also known by its Latin name Societas Europaea or SE) is a type of public, limited-liability company regulated under EU law.

There are several reasons why you should considersetting up a European Company:

A simpler and cheaper way to run business across more than one EU country. For example, you can regroup your activities under a single European label;
Greater mobility on the single market. For instance, you can transfer your registered office to another EU country without having to dissolve the company;
A framework for cross-border operations. For example your can involve staff employed in more than one country and run your business without setting up a network of subsidiaries.
How to form a European Company?
There are 4 possibilities, depending on your situation:

merger - for public limited companies from at least 2 different EU countries;
forming a holding company - for public and private limited companies with registered offices in different EU countries or which have had subsidiaries/branches in EU countries other than the country where they are registered for at least 2 years;
joint subsidiary - same conditions as for the holding company,
simple conversion from a public limited company - if it has a registered office in one EU country and has had a subsidiary in a different EU country for at least 2 years.
Features of European Companies
Legal form: public limited-liability company;
A European company has legal personality;
Capital - minimum EUR 120 000 - must be divided into shares;
Its registered and head office must be in the same country. Winding-up, liquidation, insolvency are governed by the laws of that country.
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Europe

As a continent, the economy of Europe is currently the largest on Earth and it is the richest region as measured by assets under management with over $32.7 trillion compared to North America’s $27.1 trillion in 2008.

Texas

Had a gross state product (GSP) of $1.207 trillion, the second highest in the U.S. Its GSP is comparable to the GDP of India or Canada, which are the world’s 12th- and 11th-largest economies, respectively.