Germany plans to lower screening threshold for foreign investment in firms
"We have suggested (a threshold of) 15 percent in preparatory talks with other ministries," the spokeswoman said during a government news conference.
Germany wants the power to investigate if an investor outside the European Union buys at least 15 percent of certain German defense-related or security-linked technology firms, an economy ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Germany tightened controls on foreign investments last year after a series of high-profile takeovers by Chinese companies, making it possible for the government to intervene if a buyer amassed a shareholding of 25 percent. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber Editing by Michelle Martin)
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