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The European Commission publishes the second annual report on FDI screening together with the annual report on export control. Both reports have been adopted by the Commission on 1st September 2022.   A press release on both reports is available on the Commission's website....

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The National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office (NFDIS) was inaugurated by the Minister for the Economy and Industry Silvio Schembri, Chairperson of the NFDIS Mr Mario Galea, and Director General for Trade of the European Commission Dr Damien Levie.   Minister Silvio Schembri stated that the office screens investment of strategic importance in sectors such as energy, transport, health, artificial intelligence, infrastructure, and cybersecurity. He described how through this office, information can be exchanged, facilitating a transfer of knowledge and build-up of intelligence.   View for more details and highlights.                     ...

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The National FDI Screening Office : Malta and Malta Employers Association - MEA have agreed to collaborate on the sharing of best practices and on promoting publicly available information to the benefit of the respective members.   Mr Mario Galea for NFDIS and Mr Joseph Farrugia for MEA, signed a collaborative agreement which for the coming three years, establishes the National FDI Screening Office as one of the main collaborative partners within the meaindex.com online platform....

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Bethany Magro, our Chief Operations Officer at our recently established National FDI Screening Office, tells how the regulation represents a crucial shift for the EU during an exclusive interview with Malta Business Weekly. https://maltabusinessweekly.com/a-stronger-framework-for-investment/13002/?fbclid=IwAR2Zs7-srbvFBkyzHCWRG529c0BarhZAV2CNFIFZ2hurADHRBbJ6DvdaBo8...

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"NFDIS Malta tgħin biex terġa tinbena l-fiduċja u l-kunfidenza f’investiment dirett barrani u biex jiġi żgurat li l-investituri barranin imexxu n-negozju f’pajjiżna b’integrità u trasparenza."   Aqra iktar - https://www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/ufficcju-li-jiffacilita-l-process-ta-investiment-fpajjizna/?fbclid=IwAR0PT8pc4fyH-icqs5UMZUaaie8RrdANwJ8JzOlGeS0OEcam65WZkrB-1ZI...

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In March of 2019, the European Parliament and Council enacted Regulation (EU) 2019/452, which established a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union. The regulation, which entered into force in April of the same year, applies to transactions taking place post-October 2020 onwards. The FDI Regulation represents a crucial shift for the EU, as for the very first time, screening of foreign direct investments is being regulated at EU level. In fact, this development has the potential to significantly impact those investors from third countries that consider investing in the EU. More importantly, it can also be of relevance to the interests of EU investors. Read more.  ...

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