EU to scrutinise foreign direct investment more closely

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament has agreed to set up an EU-level tool to screen foreign direct investment on grounds of security to protect strategic sectors, in a vote on Thursday. While the EU remains open for investment, inward foreign direct investment (FDI) needs to be vetted to […]

Agreement reached on screening of foreign direct investment for EU security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP trade negotiators agreed on Tuesday with Council and Commission on screening of incoming foreign direct investment to ensure security and public order. The three institutions backed plans to set up a mechanism to screen foreign direct investment (FDI) in a transparent, predictable and […]

Foreign investment to be screened to protect EU countries’ strategic interests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New tools to check that foreign investment in EU countries does not threaten their security or public order were approved by the Trade Committee on Monday. Trade MEPs backed plans to set up a mechanism to screen foreign direct investment (FDI) in a transparent, […]

EU countries invested €5 trillion abroad

Stocks of European Union direct investments to the rest of the world amounted to €5 trillion at the end of 2011, marking an increase of 50% during the period of 2008-2011, according to Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU. In 2011 however, the yearly inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) into the 27 EU […]