The ultimate goal for North Macedonia is to become a full fledged member of the European Union, as soon as possible, accepting all the related benefits and obligations. Thence, there is no question as to whether North Macedonia needs to take the FDI Screening Regulation on board; the question is, rather, when to start preparing, what model to choose for the legal and institutional set-up and how to prepare best for the successful implementation of the Regulation with all its annexes and guidelines. This is primarily a matter of EU’s security and public order, and secondly of our own national security and public order.
In this respect, North Macedonia will need to build and adjust its policies, systems and protection mechanisms to be able to fully implement all EU Common Foreign and Security Policy measures and sanctions and, as a NATO member, to closely follow the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, as well as other NATO partners.
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