With the Treaty of Lisbon, the member states of the European Union (EU) have lost some of their prerogatives to use preferential bilateral treaties to pursue their national interests. In doing so, the Treaty aimed at establishing a unified EU approach in international negotiations.
This notwithstanding, each EU member continues to pursue domestic agendas and to establish itself as a privileged partner of China. This is particularly true for investment attraction policies.
In this document we report on the analysis of bilateral treaties related to investments between China and Single EU member states.
The Report will be used by researchers of the Economic research area to asses, thanks to a quantitative model, the role of diplomatic/legal tools (such as bilateral investment treaties – BITs) in affecting the amount of flows of investments between China and single European countries.