Europe, like every other continent on the planet, is looking guardedly toward recovering from the deleterious effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown that has paralyzed economies, leading to severe recession. Governments and banks do have roles to play but cannot be expected to shoulder the entire burden of supporting especially affected businesses. How can capital markets contribute to navigating what is guaranteed to be a bumpy road back to “normal”
Capital Markets Union
The European Commission’s Capital Markets Union Action Plan, introduced three years ago, is intended to make capital more readily available to businesses and encourage economic and job growth within the EU. Substantial strides have been made, yet there is much more to do, especially as subsequent events such as Brexit have altered the landscape. How far has the CMU Action Plan progressed to date, and how much farther has it still to go?