Published date: 30 September 2015

Questions and Answers on the Action Plan on building a Capital Markets Union (MEMO/15/5732)

What does the term 'Capital Markets Union' mean?

The Commission's top priority is to strengthen Europe's economy and stimulate investment to create jobs. The EUR 315 billion investment plan, up and running less than a year after the Commission took office, will help to kick start that process. To strengthen investment for the long term, we need stronger capital markets. These would provide new sources of funding for business, help increase options for savers and make the economy more resilient. That is why President Juncker set out as one of his key priorities, the need to build a true single market for capital - a Capital Markets Union for all 28 Member States.

Relevant documents:

Capital Markets Union: an Action Plan to boost business funding and investment financing

Introductory remarks by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the launch of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan

New EU Rules to Promote Investments in Infrastructure Projects

A European Framework for Simple and Transpare