On Tuesday, 20 November 2018, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a future EU-wide coordination mechanism and information exchange for the screening of inward foreign direct investments (FDI) in the fields of EU strategic interest (“Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union”). The new Regulation is expected to enter into force following its formal adoption by the Member States, likely in early December, and by Parliament in February or March 2019.

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