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Launch of the ECMEG Final Report 

3 February 2016, 13:15 - 15:00 CET, CEPS Brussels

 

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ECMI Commentary, October 2015. The European Commission’s new Action Plan for Capital Markets Union, unveiled on September 30th, consists in a nutshell of a short list of technical proposals and a longer one of (rather general) potential actions. Overall, the plan indeed proposes to achieve some short-term objectives, such as a reduction of listing costs for SMEs, but it lacks long-term vision. The plan bundles actions under rather generic objectives of long-term finance or cross-border investing.

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ECMI Commentary, October 2015:  The concrete outcome of the Commission’s Action Plan for a Capital Markets Union (CMU) consists notably of a call for the removal of constraints to facilitate SME financing and recognition of the need to facilitate infrastructure financing and securitisation through changes to the solvency II Directive and the capital requirements Regulation.

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ECMI Commentary, July 2015: The announcement of the creation of a capital markets union has led to a flurry of possible harmonisation proposals that could lead to new Action Plans that could preoccupy legislators for years to come.

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