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Published date: 30 September 2015

New EU Rules to Promote Investments in Infrastructure Projects (MEMO/15/5734)

What does the Capital Markets Union have to do with infrastructure in Europe?

One of the goals of the Capital Markets Union is to help mobilise capital in Europe and channel it to the infrastructure and long term sustainable projects that Europe needs to create jobs. By amending the rules on how much capital insurance companies need to hold, the Commission is giving them incentives to invest for the long-term in infrastructure. These changes will free up millions of euros for new investment in projects like the energy pipelines, transport links and broadband rollout that are vital to maintaining and boosting Europe's competitiveness.

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

Call for Evidence: EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

Questions and Answers on the Action Plan on building a Capital Markets