CELIS Forum on Investment Screening (CFIS) 2022
CFIS 22 is Europe's first and foremost forum to discuss questions on investment screening and security. It brings together EU officials, national experts, diplomats, academics, business leaders, think tankers, and representatives of civil society and the media from across Europe and beyond.
Dr McDonagh was invited to present on transformations in EU-China relations in recent years, due to tensions over China’s state-led economic policies and increasingly assertive geopolitical policies. Dr McDonagh outlined the EU’s new investment screening regulation as one policy response to these tensions. He outlined a 'threats-based' framework for gauging whether controversial elements of the EU's Regulation concerning national security and public order as justifications for screening were excessive or reasonable. Dr McDonagh provided evidence to support the latter, thus contributing to an important EU-wide debate on investment screening.
Dr McDonagh has been invited to contribute a chapter outlining his analysis to an academic book on EU foreign investment screening.
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