1. Impact of the Geopolitical Situation on Foreign Investment Control and Notification Obligations in Germany
Germany and the European Union have always been open to investment by foreign companies in domestic markets. There is broad consensus among the German Government1, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)2, which is responsible for the review of foreign investments in Germany, and the European Commission3 that foreign direct investments are indispensable for economic growth, competitiveness, employment and innovation. The Federal Republic of Germany’s liberal attitude towards foreign investments has continued to this day. State intervention remains the exception.