High Level Conference "Finance for Growth – Towards a Capital Markets Union"

The European Commission with its Communication on "Long-term financing of the European economy" and the Italian presidency of the EU Council with its priorities on "Finance for Growth" have put the theme of enhancing the provision of long-term financing to the economy high on the policy agenda. The purpose of the conference co-organised by DG Internal Market and Services and the Italian presidency is to offer a platform for representatives of the institutions, the policy making community and other key stakeholders, to gather and exchange views on the diagnosis and treatment of the lack of sufficient long-term finance.