Don’t open till doomsday: FDI screening in the EU—A cure for a covid-19-struck economy?

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In the face of sharply declining revenues and plummeting stock prices due to the Covid-19 pandemic, companies from a wide range of sectors are struggling to access funding to cover on-going costs. This perfect storm threatens to push thousands of enterprises into bankruptcy or to make them vulnerable to “predatory” acquisitions. The author of this article discusses foreign direct investment screening in the EU and potential conflicts with competition law and policy.