Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Investment screening in the EU.
The European Council is likely to vote in the autumn on a Commission proposal to introduce a foreign direct investment (FDI) screening mechanism in the EU. Although member states are divided on this issue, legislation is expected to be adopted by the end of the year.
- The proposed mechanism could complicate EU-China relations.
- It would enable more coordination and exchange of information on national foreign investment decisions.
- If the mechanism is not adopted by the end of the year, it could be significantly delayed due to the May 2019 European Parliament elections.