Portugal. The Foreign Investment Regulation Review

Tânia Luísa Faria, Margot Lopes Martins, Tomás Pereira Carneiro, Miguel Stokes.

Foreign investment has been one of the most prominent cornerstones in Portuguese policymaking for more than a decade. Multiple legislative and political initiatives have been promoted to enhance the country’s global competitiveness. According to data compiled by the World Bank, Portugal is the 39th easiest country in the world in which to do business, and the 12th of countries within the European Union (outranking the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy).

Despite having endured two back-to-back economic crises – the sub-prime crisis (2012) and the covid-19 recession – the Portuguese economy has been steadily growing thanks to economic recovery and pro-business policies.

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