At a time when governance and the EU project as a whole are the subjects of much debate, it is now up to try to establish its resources across the board for adapting to the challenges presented by globalization. The increasing competition between companies causes major groups to develop legal and economic strategies that can lead to delocalized activities .The challenge is none other than to keep corporate headquarters and production sites on national and/or European soil, which is vital for independence, especially for those activities considered “strategic”. The question that globalization asks of Europe is whether it can protect its businesses against unwanted takeovers by outside companies, yet give these enough access to maintain and develop domestic and international competitiveness.
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