Agatha Kratz speaks on Chinese FDI for European Parliament
On February 7, 2022, Rhodium Group Director Agatha Kratz will spoke 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 spoke on the second of two panels about Chinese investments in the EU security and defence sectors and their potential impact on European security. You may watch a recording of the event here: