In 2011, the main beneficiaries of foreign investment in Europewere the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain, according to Ernst & Young’s European Attractiveness Survey 2012.
In Spain, for example, foreign direct investment (FDI) shot up a staggering 62 percent as a grand total of 273 foreign investment projects were undertaken, generating 9,205 new jobs – 19 percent more than in 2011. At the city level,Barcelona and Madrid are among the five biggest recipients of FDI inEurope.
The study analyzes the key factors for foreign investment and proposes a series of reforms to boost Europe’s ability to attract foreign investment.
You can access the complete study from the Ernst & Young website.