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European Parliament Plenary Session, February 2019

With the European elections fast approaching, and the brexit situation still fluid, the Future of Europe is naturally high on Parliament’s agenda in February. Continue reading

EU framework for FDI screening [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 13 September 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the EU on grounds of security or public order. Continue reading

China: anti-trust probes targeting foreign firms

Written by Gisela Grieger Since 2013, China’s anti-trust regulators have drastically stepped up the enforcement of China’s competition law against foreign firms. Major EU and Japanese automobile companies have recently been heavily fined for alleged price-fixing and monopolistic conduct. Western media and business lobbies have claimed that Chinese anti-trust investigations have targeted foreign companies in … Continue reading

Chinese investment in the EU

From ports to cars to food processing, China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) in the European Union (EU) concerns a wide variety of economy sectors. While China’s FDI in the EU has grown exponentially, it still is only a small part of the total FDI into EU. Despite the government’s role in the growth of Chinese … Continue reading

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS): State of play and prospects for reform

Investor-State Dispute Settle­ment mechanisms are found in more than 3 000 international investment treaties, but have been increasingly criticised in recent years. Their advocates defend them as a depoliticised neutral system to resolve disputes between foreign investors and host states. The progress made on comprehensive free trade agree­ments (FTAs) between the EU and Canada and the … Continue reading

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