The European Commission Representation invited the MBB to give a presentation at a business seminar on the latest green paper on ‘Building a Capital Market Union’ (CMU). The CMU is a priority for the Juncker Commission and seeks to reinvigorate investment in the European economy to pre-financial crisis levels.
This Union is expected to encourage SME investment as well as to attract third country investment into the EU. This will be done through the removal of barriers that are hindering investors and investment opportunities and by creating an effective and efficient system that channels funding both nationally and across borders in the EU.
MBB Senior Executive Daniel Debono kicked off the discussion in the workshops by taking stock of the current access to finance situation in Malta, based on an MBB report published in 2013, and by giving a critical overview of the challenges and opportunities that a Capital Markets Union will bring out.