UDC 339.727.22(4-672EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 17 (2018)
Vol. 18, No 65, pp. 71-84
DOI:

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

COMMUNICATION OF THE COMMISSION ON ACCEPTANCE OF DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENTS WITH THE PROTECTION OF ESSENTIAL INTERESTS

Dimitrijević Duško (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд), dimitrijevicd@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

In international economic operations, foreign direct investments are one of the decisive factors for accelerated economic growth, employment and technological development. Their advantages are clearly recognized and encouraged by the European Union through the implementation of measures leading to a healthy economic environment open to foreign investments. On a global scale, the European Union remains consistent in the view that economic relations should be based on internationally open, sustainable and fair trade. In recent years, there is a serious concern for the European Union over the unfair trade practice applied by foreign countries and companies. This applies in particular to State-owned third-country enterprises that make strategic acquisitions of European companies in key industrial sectors. Therefore, the Commission of the European Union issued the Communication on the measures to be taken in order to check and control certain foreign direct investments in order to protect its own trade interests. The Communication is attached to the proposal of the Regulation on establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments from the third countries, with reference to the reasons of security and public order.

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, the European Union, the third countries, security, public order, screening, vital interests