EU FDI screening: Protecting strategic assets and technology during the corona crisis

Sophie-Charlotte Fischer, CSS ETH Zurich

Image by Lorenzo Cafaro from Pixabay
Image by Lorenzo Cafaro from Pixabay

The criticality of medical goods and volatility of European economies resulting from the corona crisis increase the risk of opportunistic acquisitions of strategic assets and technology via foreign direct investments (FDI). The EU Commission and Member States are stepping up the protection of European economies to contain the fallout of the crisis.

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