Publications

The European Commission (EC) published the very first Annual Report on the implementation of the FDI Screening Regulation. The Annual Report draws on a number of sources, including the reporting by Member States pursuant to Article 5 of the FDI Screening Regulation. Prior to the entry into force of the FDI Screening Regulation on 11 October 2020, there was no EU-wide formalised cooperation among Member States and the European Commission on these matters. The European Commission had no role in the screening of FDI into the EU. This Report provides transparency around the operation of FDI screening in the EU, and developments in national screening mechanisms. It contributes to the accountability of the Union in an area where, given the security interests at stake, transparency regarding individual transactions is neither possible nor appropriate. This first Annual Report, based on the reports by the 27 Member States and other sources, confirms the clear value-added of the Regulation and the cooperation mechanism. More information here. ...

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The Malta Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office, set up to implement the provisions of Act No. LX of 2020, would like to notify and remind foreign direct investors and their service providers, that the Office is receiving notification forms in line with the provisions of the Act.   This notification form is to be filed where, inter alia: a) there is an ultimate beneficial owner, whether existing or new, as defined in the Act; b) the activity is one as described in the Schedule to the Act; c) there is a foreign direct investment as defined in the Act.   Click here to view the circular....

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