EU – European Commission publishes First Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union

Yesterday, on 23 November 2021, the European Commission (EC) published the long-awaited Annual Report on the Screening of Foreign Direct Investment. In addition to data on foreign direct investment flows in the EU, the report mainly contains an overview of legislative developments in the area of investment screening in the Member States and their investment screening activities in 2020. Furthermore, the report presents and evaluates the first impressions and reactions of the Member States to the new cooperation mechanism under the FDI Screening Regulation and to the latter as such.

The report is accompanied by a staff working document of the European Commission which analyses foreign direct investment flows in the EU and its Member States as well as the legislative developments in each Member States in more detail.

For further information regarding the issues presented in the report, you may consult the report here. If you are more interested in legislative developments in a particular country, you may consult the staff working document here.

NB: The report is adopted simultaneously with the Annual Report on Dual Use Export Controls, which you may consult here.