The Future of Infrastructure Investment and Regional Economic Integration

Direct foreign investment is an important source of economic growth for any country either developed or developing. However emerging economies not only lack of foreign private investment, but even a few national investors prefer not to invest in own country. The main reasons are political and regulatory risks, i.e. absence of stable environment for investors and operators. Moreover, outbreak and climate initiatives such as Green Deal, had negative effect on the situation.
The paper will discuss effects of regional economic integrations, particularly EU and EAEU, on direct investments into infrastructure projects through stable investment regimes and protections on supranational level, i.e. existence of dispute resolution mechanisms.
Author will briefly discuss selling points and downsides of investments into infrastructure projects: roads, railways, airports, electricity grid, etc. in EU and EAEU with comparison of regimes in EU and EAEU both for foreign and intra union investors.