Capital Markets Union (Green Paper)

The EU Commission presents its plans on the establishment of a Capital Markets Union. With this, it wants improve access to financing for, in particular, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), increase and diversify the sources of funding for businesses and make capital markets more effective and efficient. The cep has taken a closer look at the Commission’s plans for a Capital Markets Union.


The creation of a Capital Markets Union may increase efficiency, strengthen competition and increase growth potential. Establishing standards for securitisations may strengthen confidence in securitisation markets. A restructuring and resolution system, particularly for central counterparties, is necessary. Easing the capital requirements applicable to infrastructure investment by insurance undertakings is risky.