IIF Supports Eurogroup’s Proposals for Taking Forward Capital Markets Union in Europe

March 22, 2024

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) today expressed its support for the recent letter from Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe to Euro Summit President Charles Michel. This significant correspondence outlines the Eurogroup’s urgent message to political leaders to take urgent action to further take forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the European Union, and aligns with the IIF's mission of promoting global financial stability and economic growth.

“The advancement of these recommendations represents a step forward in the pursuit of more integrated and efficient European financial and capital markets,” said IIF President and CEO Tim Adams. “Robust, unified, and investor-friendly European financial markets will not only enhance retail participation, but also strengthen the overall economic resilience of the EU.”

The IIF applauds the Eurogroup’s dedication to increasing the attractiveness of capital markets for funding, fostering equity financing, and scaling up sustainable finance. To further these goals, a clear next step is turning these recommendations into an action plan with concrete deliverables.

The IIF looks forward to the discussions at the Euro Summit on March 22, 2024, and remains committed to collaborating with global stakeholders in advancing these vital initiatives for the betterment of the international financial community.




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