The Future of the Capital Markets Union
Strategy Session

The Future of the Capital Markets Union

Armin von Falkenhayn, Dr. Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Marcel Haag, Livio Stracca

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
03.00 pm - 04.30 pm


The European single market ensures the free movement of goods, services, people and capital – the so-called four fundamental freedoms. While the European capital markets union should grant companies easier access to financing solutions, especially for small and medium-sized businesses that often struggle with funding, financial regulation conditions still vary immensely among EU member states. To deepen the capital markets union (CMU), the European Commission launched the CMU initiative in 2015 and adopted a new CMU action plan in September 2020 with sixteen measures emphasizing not only its importance for SME’s but also underlining the crucial role in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal. Only a few weeks prior to the 2024 European Parliament election, it’s time for an intermediate conclusion and outlook.

Together with our experts Armin von Falkenhayn, Dr. Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Marcel Haag and Livio Stracca, we would like to focus on the future of the capital markets union and discuss the following questions: How can we engage the new European Parliament and European Commission to reprioritize the issue? Which regulatory conditions will expand the reach of the European capital market and help provide financing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises and the implementation of the European Green Deal? What are the priorities of American stakeholders and what role do US market expectations play?

After the session, we will offer a reception with light refreshments to continue the dialogue on a bilateral level.  The event will be held under Chatham House Rule.


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