The delicate balance underpinning the EU’s new economic-security strategy

07 July 2023 00:00

Duration: 9:11

New rules designed to curb the European Union’s outbound investment in the name of geo-political security may prove politically fraught, with European business bristling at the announcement. At the heart of these new rules lies the hope that the capital, research, expertise and knowledge of EU companies isn’t used to fuel technological advances that could enhance foreign military and intelligence capabilities. Yet imposing these rules without harming the EU’s economic interests may prove problematic.

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