The Capital Markets Union package

30-09-2015

Despite the fact that the free movement of capital is one of the 'four freedoms', the integration of European capital markets is not complete and has even regressed during the latest financial crisis. Furthermore, European businesses remain heavily reliant on banks (about 80% of their financing comes from banks) and much less on capital markets (whereas in the US, the ratio is the opposite).

Despite the fact that the free movement of capital is one of the 'four freedoms', the integration of European capital markets is not complete and has even regressed during the latest financial crisis. Furthermore, European businesses remain heavily reliant on banks (about 80% of their financing comes from banks) and much less on capital markets (whereas in the US, the ratio is the opposite).