With eyes on China, EU agrees investment screening rules

By |november 21st, 2018|China, foreign investment, investment screening, News|

The European Union on Tuesday (20 November) provisionally agreed on rules for a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China, to end what a negotiator called "European naivety".

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EU closes in on system to screen foreign investment

By |november 20th, 2018|China, foreign investment, Industrial Policy, investment screening, News|

The European Union is poised to settle on Tuesday (20 November) on a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China.

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Uzbekistan announces ambition to become major tourist destination

By |november 19th, 2018|EBRD, foreign investment, investment, News, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, tourism, Uzbekistan|

Uzbek officials and foreign guests issued a clear message on Monday (19 November) that developing tourism has become a major priority for Uzbekistan, a landlocked country in Central Asia with great landscapes and a very rich historical heritage.

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China set to fully control Portugal’s power grid amid Europe’s inertia

By |julij 16th, 2018|Cecilia Malmström, China, foreign investment, investment screening, News, Portugal|

China is set to make further inroads into European infrastructure, as a state-owned company attempts to gain full control of Portugal’s power grid.

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France rolls out the red carpet for finance sector post-Brexit

By |julij 13th, 2018|Brexit, Édouard Philippe, European Banking Authority, european schools, Finance, flat tax, foreign investment, News, UK|

France's prime minister presented new measures to appeal to financial circles, which are currently considering their post-Brexit options. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

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China to invest in UK despite Brexit turbulences

By |november 20th, 2017|Brexit, China, EU-China relations, foreign investment, investment, investment screening, News|

While the EU-UK talks to agree on an orderly divorce have stalled, Chinese investors are willing to pour more money in the exiting member state over the coming years despite the uncertainty around its future relationship with the bloc.

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Multilateral Investment Court: an utterly flawed and unjust system

By |oktober 12th, 2017|aribitration tribunals, European Commission, foreign investment, Friends of the Earth, international arbitration, international investment, ISDS, News|

The European Commission's plans for a Multilateral Investment Court sanctions a biased and ineffective arbitration system, leaving people and the environment exposed to international investors' whims, writes Fabian Flues.

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Juncker to push for new trade agreements in Union speech

By |avgust 30th, 2017|Eurozone, eurozone budget, foreign investment, free trade agreement, FTA, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, SOTEU|

The Commission president will ask for mandates to negotiate new free trade agreements, and will propose a framework to screen foreign investment, as part of a trade package to be announced during his state of the EU address on 13 September, officials t...

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EU and US get tough on China trade

By |avgust 22nd, 2017|China, foreign investment, intellectual property rights, News, trade defence instruments, United States|

Both Brussels and Washington are taking steps to force China to tackle obstacles to foreign investment and the long-standing issue of intellectual property theft, writes Fraser Cameron.

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Malmström clashes with Greenpeace over EU-Japan deal’s ‘green’ credentials

By |junij 26th, 2017|Cecilia Malmström, EU-Japan, EU-Mercosur, foreign investment, free trade agreements, News, Paris Agreement|

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström made the case on Monday (26 June) for new trade deals with foreign partners, as fresh criticism emerged about ongoing talks with Japan.

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