Investment Screening and Economic Security discussed in Prague, Czech Republic

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Members of the Government Working group on Foreign Direct Investments Screening Mechanism (FDISM), together with representatives from the Institute for Democracy (IDSCS) are attending the Regional Workshop on Developing Effective Investment Screening Mechanisms in the Western Balkans and the 2023 CELIS Forum on Investment Screening (CFIS 23) titled ‘Investment Screening and Economic Security’ happening from 10-13 October 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Members of the Government Working group are representing various state institutions such as the Secretariat for European Affairs, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia, Financial Police Office and Financial Intelligence Office. They have participated in several meetings on the topics of Importance of Protecting Key Assets: Technology, Infrastructure and Data, European and International Cooperation in Investment Screening among many others. They also had valuable insight into the FDISM models of the Czech Republic, USA, Germany, France, and Sweden.

The representatives also attended the CELIS Forum which is Europe’s first and foremost forum to discuss questions on investment screening and security. It serves to enhance the analytical capacity and facilitate the shaping of common approaches. As a marketplace of ideas, the CFIS 23 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.

The Institute for Democracy and the Members of the Working group are participating at the Regional Workshop and the CFIS 23 as part of the project “Investment Screening Mechanism – preserving security and public order in the Western Balkans” supported by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

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