07-02-2022 16:45
SEDE/INTA hearing: Risks & policy responses to foreign direct investment into the EU

SEDE INTA hearing Foreign Direct Investment 7 February 2022
SEDE/INTA hearing: Foreign Direct Investment 7 February 2022 © Adobe Stock

The Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the International Trade Committee will hold a joint hearing on "Assessing the risks and policy responses to foreign direct investment, including Chinese investments in the security and defence sectors" on 7 February 2022.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has come under increased scrutiny in the EU in recent years, including investments in strategic sectors such as the security and defence industry. In 2019, the European Parliament and the Council adopted a Regulation establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union, which became fully operational in October 2020.

The first panel of the hearing will assess the implementation of the FDI Screening Regulation with key stakeholders from a national screening authority and the business community.

The second panel will look specifically at Chinese investments in the EU security and defence sectors and analyse their potential impact on European security.