The Rise of European Protectionism

Stanojević, Nataša (2021) The Rise of European Protectionism. In: Europe in changes: The old continent at a new crossroads. Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade; Faculty of Security Studies at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, pp. 407-423. ISBN 978-86-7067-282-6

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This article analyses the rise of the European Union protectionism in the field of international trade, foreign investment, and global production chains. The scope, forms and dynamics of restrictive measures in each of these three segments of modern global economic connectivity are investigated. Although far from the concept of the free market, some protective measures have an explanation in emergency situations such as the World Financial Crisis and the disturbances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In contrast, protectionism in the field of foreign direct investment, shaped by the newly introduced screening mechanism in the European Union, has a clear discriminatory character. It is similar to several packages of politically motivated restrictive trade measures. The documents of the European Commission, which prescribe the stated protectionist measures, lead to the conclusion that the EU is implementing a bloc division, that is, to protect its economies from the global environment, rather than to integrate into it.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: protectionism, European Union, trade, FDI, screening, value chains
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 09:58
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 09:58

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