On 26 May 2020, the EC launched a consultation to clarify and complement the rules on cross-border investment within the EU. According to the consultation paper published by the EC, the EU is currently facing a growing need for private investment, both for its efforts to mitigate climate change and for competitiveness in a […] Investment facilitation helps to create investment opportunities, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. This should also benefit developing countries, as it will be easier for domestic and foreign investors to invest, manage their day-to-day operations and increase their existing investments. The European Commission is currently negotiating a number of investment and free trade agreements that include the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (ISDR). The ETUCE opposes the ISDS mechanism because it poses significant risks to the education sector and democratic decisions in general. ISDS`s current practice shows that the right to regulation is often compromised, as investors can challenge rules that they believe infringe their market access rights or jeopardize their future profits. In addition, the definition of ISDS confers a special right on foreign investors who are not available to citizens and domestic investors. The EU is one of the most open places to invest in the world. Since 2009, the EU has been dealing with foreign direct investment on behalf of EU member states. THE objective of the EU`s investment policy: the EU published a proposal to modernise the ECT on 27 May 2020. This latest draft EU proposal contains changes to the definition of investment in the Treaty, an affirmation of the rights of the parties, a narrower definition of the FET and a reference to a multilateral investment tribunal. The proposal also proposes several additional articles on sustainable development, claims lightly, cost safety, third-party intervention, third-party funds and damage assessment.

Negotiated agreement, meetings, fact sheets, circular reports On 6 July 2017, the European Union and Japan announced that they had reached an agreement in principle on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Fact sheets, Vietnamese trade in your city, texts of agreements, stories of UK exporters doing trade and investment negotiations For the period following Brexit In some circumstances, trade negotiations with a trading partner have been concluded but have not yet been signed or ratified. This means that, although the negotiations are over, no part of the agreement is yet in force. In November 2015, the EU agreed on a reformed approach to settlement of investment disputes in order to stay up to date with the highest standards of legitimacy and transparency.