Which Union for Europe's Capital Markets?

ECMI Policy Brief No. 22

10 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2015

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Karel Lannoo

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Date Written: February 13, 2015

Abstract

The call for a Capital Markets Union has been a useful device to raise awareness about the need for more integration in Europe's capital markets. Despite years of harmonising regulation and a single currency, Europe’s capital markets remain fragmented. This Policy Brief calls for targeted measures to overcome fragmentation, through enhanced enforcement, strengthening of the European supervisory authorities, enhanced disclosure and comparability of financial information and the mobilisation savings in EU-wide investment funds.

Keywords: Capital Markets Union, capital markets, savings, investment funds, European supervisory authorities

Suggested Citation

Lannoo, Karel, Which Union for Europe's Capital Markets? (February 13, 2015). ECMI Policy Brief No. 22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2565722

Karel Lannoo (Contact Author)

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels ( email )

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