New York, April 17, 2013 — EACC New York Executive Director Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild today attended a joint media briefing with Michael Student, the President of the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, at the Consulate General of Finland here in New York.

Questions ranged from what European companies should expect when entering the US market, what to look out for and common mistakes to broader subjects such as the overall investment climate and the perceptions in the US business community about the European Union. Also part of the discussion, were the current negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the United States and the economic impact such an agreement could have.

The visiting journalists included:
• Ms Mari Lehtonen, Web Editor, Finnfacts / Economic Information Office (Communications organization)
• Ms Piia Leino, Journalist, STT Lehtikuva (Finnish news agency)
• Ms Sari Penttinen, Journalist, Maaseudun tulevaisuus (Weekly magazine)
• Mr. Matti Pietiläinen, Journalist, Savon Sanomat (Regional daily newspaper)
• Ms Marja-Liisa Rajakangas, Communications Director, STTK (Finnish Confederation of Professionals)
• Ms Eeva Salminen, Journalist, Keskisuomalainen (Regional daily newspaper)
• Ms Satu Schauman, Journalist/Web-Editor, Nykypäivä, Verkkouutiset (Chief organ of the National Coalition Party)
• Ms Paula Taipale, Journalist, Maaseudun tulevaisuus (Weekly magazine)
• Mr. Pekka Viinikka, Reporter/Journalist, YLE News (National broadcasting company)
• Ms Katja Laurén, Communications Officer, Economic Information Office