Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

Brussels, 1 September 2022

INTRODUCTION

This Report is the second Annual Report by the European Commission on the application of the EU Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Screening Regulation (the “FDI Screening Regulation”, or the “Regulation”).

The Report covers the year 20211 and provides transparency around the operation of FDI screening in the EU, and developments in national screening mechanisms. It contributes to the accountability of the Union in an area where, given the security interests at stake, transparency regarding individual transactions is neither possible nor appropriate.

It is based on reports by the 27 Member States and other sources and consists of four chapters:

  • Chapter 1 on trends and figures for FDI into the EU;
  • Chapter 2 on legislative developments in Member States;
  • Chapter 3 on FDI screening activities by Member States;
  • Chapter 4 on the EU cooperation mecanism on FDI screening.

This Annual Report is adopted simultaneously with the Annual Report on Dual Use Export Controls. Both FDI Screening and Export Controls are important tools for strategic trade and investment controls to ensure security in the European Union.

Source – EU Commission:

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Screening of FDI into the Union and its Member States Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Second Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investments into…