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28 Feb
European Union capital markets SMEs February 2019

Capital markets union: European Council agrees position on easier access to financial markets for SMEs

As part of the capital markets union, the European Union (EU) is taking steps to help small and medium businesses access new sources of funding. EU ambassadors yesterday (28 February) endorsed the Council’s position on a proposal to give an easier access to SMEs trying to list and issue securities on financial markets, while safeguarding […]

27 Feb
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Capital markets union: political agreement reached on EU framework for covered bonds

The EU is supporting lending by providing easier access to mortgage and public sector loans. The Romanian Presidency and the European Parliament today (27 February) reached a provisional agreement on a harmonised framework for covered bonds. This framework will specify a common definition to receive an EU covered bond label and benefit from preferential capital […]

03 Jan
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Capital Markets Union: Common European Union rules on securitisation applicable as 1 January 2019

The new harmonised securitisation rules, which are applicable as 1 January 2019, are an important building block of the Capital Markets Union. They will help provide additional funding sources for companies, strengthen banks’ ability to support the economy and spread risks across market participants, while avoiding the excesses that led to the financial crisis. Drawing […]

29 Nov
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Capital markets union: Council agrees stance on EU framework for covered bonds

EU ambassadors yesterday, 28 november, took a step forward in expanding the capital markets union and promoting access to long-term finance. They reached an agreement on the Council’s stance on a harmonised EU framework for covered bonds. On the basis of the text agreed today, the presidency will be able to start negotiations with the […]


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