zaterdag, september 30, 2023

Who is Amdoc?

In this 25th year of Amdoc Europe we look back at great times and times of trouble. The Transatlantic cooperation was intens, but was at some moments under attack.

We as Amdoc Europe foundation stayed during these 25 years loyal to the principles on which Amdoc was founded in 1996.

We think that the European-American relationship has been very successful through the ages since the first colonists arrived at America’s shore. We share a common view of freedom, democracy, individual human rights, free trade and so on. In a time, the EU-US relationship is under attack from various sides we must stick together to protect our freedoms and our way of live and doing business.

We stand for:

– European-American partnership and friendship;

– Informing media and politicians about the EU-US perspective;

– Promoting America’s view of the world in Europe.

Free Trade

The Amdoc Europe Foundation promotes Free Trade across the Atlantic. Free trade is the answer to fight an international economic crisis. Removing unnecessary barriers is the key to mutual success. There must be a fair and level playing ground of course, and that can be negotiated when talks about a Transatlantic Trade deal (TTIP) are picked up again. We can form a common market including North-America and Europe, by far the largest and strongest trade block worldwide. A successful trade block as alternative to the new China Silk Road.

Shared values

We share not only our history, but values as well. We all know typical American values like Equality, individualism, competition and volunteerism. Combine this with freedom and democracy and you have a society that’s free, has a high moral and has the best starting point to achieve wealth and economic success.

American Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands

Trans-Atlantic Alliance / History

As said before, we share a lot of history. From the times Europeans arrived and started populating the North-American continent, to the Dutch founding New Amsterdam, now New York. When America’s thirteen colonies broke loose from Britain other European countries supported the new nation. Many millions of European immigrants arrived and did their share to build the great nation America now is. We fought two World Wars together (thanks for helping us twice) and together we stood steady during the Cold War. We share to much important history to let it slip easily.

We are America’s voice in Europe

We speak out on behalf of our American friends. Amdoc Europe is the Europewide organization promoting American values and point of view. We do this because we believe in America and the principles the nation stands for. Freedom, peace, democracy, free trade, to name a few.

We speak out when anti-Americanism shows its ugly face. We speak out when media or politicians spread fake news and endanger the EU-US relationship.

Jo Spätgens, Chairman