The EU Parliament and Council put in force regulation for the screening of foreign direct investments

On 11 October 2020, the EU FDI Screening Regulation [1] entered into force. Adopted in March 2019, it covers EU Member States’ procedures to assess, investigate, authorise, condition, prohibit or unwind foreign direct investment ( FDI ). FDI screening protects national security interests by controlling investment in strategic undertakings. In the European Union, national security measures are the sole responsibility of each Member State.

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Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, The EU Parliament and Council put in force regulation for the screening of foreign direct investments, 11 October 2020, e-Competitions Foreign Investment, Art. N° 97469

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