On September 13, 2017, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments (“FDI”) into the European Union. The proposed regulation came at a time of increased attention on (the negative aspects of) foreign investment in several jurisdictions. In this Legal Update, we take stock of the status of the discussions on the proposal between the European Parliament and the European Council, as well as the positions expressed by the member states of the European Union individually.
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