Recent Developments in the Most Controversial Aspects of EU International Investment Agreements: Portfolio Investments and Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Article from: TDM 1 (2016), in Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA)
The most controversial issues regarding EU international investment agreements are, on the one hand, the actual extent of the EU's exclusive external competence over international investments and, on the other, the opportunity to include investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses in these agreements. The former issue is mainly a legal question, and it especially concerns the inclusion of portfolio investments in the EU's exclusive external competence. In this respect, this article seeks to provide some insights on the opinion that the European Commission has recently requested from ...