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Capital Markets Union

The European Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) action plan is a large-scale project which aims at increasing and diversifying the funding sources for businesses, boosting the functioning of markets, and creating jobs, growth and investment in Europe.

The action plan includes several separate regulatory and development projects, which seek to improve the availability of financing especially to small and medium-sized businesses.

Further development of the Capital Markets Union must continue. Its importance will only grow in the post-Brexit future. Diversification of funding sources is also needed: while banks have a significant role as a source of funding, active and versatile national capital markets with a large number of different participants form the basis for a functioning EU Single Market. The CMU should not, however, be established through detailed EU regulation, but instead by taking down unnecessary obstructions that hinder cross-border investments.

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