Europe’s capital markets post-Brexit: A call for Union

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Britain’s departure from the EU poses challenges for European capital markets with far-reaching implications. Perhaps the most important is the call for full integration and the need to create a single unified capital market. The CMU project has been focused on the development of capital markets, mainly at national level, as alternatives to banking, and less on actions that will remove cross-border obstacles (e.g. harmonization of insolvency laws, taxation and company laws). However, it is highly questionable whether this will create a EU27 alternative to the UK market. Should the EU aim to create its own single capital market? If so, how could it build one?

With Paulina Dejmek Hack Financial Advisor, Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker, Kay Swinburne Member of the European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, Vítor Constâncio Former Vice-President of the European Central Bank, and current President of the Council of the Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG), Karel Lannoo (moderator) CEO, CEPS

Participation in this lab session is by invitation only.  Please do not hesitate to contact Apostolos Thomadakis by email at: apostolos.thomadakis@ceps.eu or by phone on +32 222 93 914.

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