Die UNCTAD (Welthandels- und Entwicklungskonferenz) präsentierte ihren World Investment Report. Der Bericht beschäftigt sich ausführlich mit aktuellen Entwicklungen und regionalen Trends der Direktinvestitionen und bietet Datenmaterial zu irektinvestitionsflüssen und -ständen für alle Länder der Welt.

Last Wednesday, the World Investment Report by UNCTAD, the UN agency for trade and development issues, was launched in the European Parliament.

At that occasion, Bernd Lange chaired a seminar dedicated to the launch of this report. The report provides a very comprehensive state of play of global investment flows and a clear overview of different investment policies adopted by different countries globally.

During his opening statement, Bernd Lange emphasised the European Parliament's role in the European Union's investment policy. He also expressed his great support for UNCTAD's reform agenda for global investment policy- making. The UNCTAD report raises, among other relevant points, the importance of addressing the legitimacy problem of the Investor State Dispute Settlement system (ISDS) and the importance of including the issue of corporate social responsibility in investment agreements.