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Published date: 18 February 2015

Public consultation: Building a Capital Markets Union

13 May 2015


The purpose of the Green Paper is to consult all interested parties on the Commission's overall approach to putting in place the building blocks for CMU by 2019, the underlying economic rationale of CMU, and on possible measures which could be taken to achieve this objective.

The main areas that the Green Paper seeks to address are:

  • improving access to financing for all businesses across Europe and investment projects, in particular start-ups, SMEs and long-term projects;
  • increasing and diversifying the sources of funding from investors in the EU and all over the world; and
  • making the markets work more effectively so that the connections between investors and those who need funding are more efficient and effective, both within Member States and cross-border.

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from capital market participants and their representatives, investors, companies, national