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Agatha Kratz to speak on Chinese FDI at European Parliament hearing



DATE: February 7, 2022
TIME: 4:45 p.m. CET
WHERE: Brussels

Rhodium Group Director Agatha Kratz will speak on February 7, 2022 at a joint hearing of the European Parliament’s¬†Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the International Trade Committee on “Assessing the risks and policy responses to foreign direct investment, including Chinese investments in the security and defence sectors“.

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.

Ms. Kratz will speak on the second of two panels about Chinese investments in the EU security and defence sectors and their potential impact on European security. 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.

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