Capital Markets Union: Commission publishes list of indicators to monitor progress and track developments in the EU’s capital markets

The European Commission has today published a list of indicators to help track developments of capital markets and measure progress achieved by the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) policy. These indicators will help identify whether certain rules need to be adjusted to boost Europe’s capital markets or if new measures are required. Developing capital markets, and ensuring access to market financing, will be essential to help Europe recover from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The goal of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) is to create a single market for capital in Europe. Its aim is to get money – investments and savings – flowing across the EU for the benefit of consumers, investors and companies. The Commission put forward a new CMU Action Plan in September 2020 to address remaining issues. While some progress has been made since the CMU was launched, EU capital markets remain largely fragmented. By tracking overall progress towards the key CMU objectives, the CMU indicators published today will complement evaluations and impact assessments of individual measures under the Action Plan.