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Market monitoring: Commission staff working documents on free movement of capital in the EU

  • The 3rd edition (2014) of the staff working document on free movements of capitalpdf(205 KB) Choose translations of the previous link  describes the behaviour of EU capital movements in 2012 (and 2013, where data are available). It reports on developments in the functioning of and the legal framework for the Single Market for capital, and relevant action taken by the Commission. As capital movements do not stop at borders, the document also appraises the external aspects of the Single Market for capital. This is important in light of the need to ensure that the EU continues to be an attractive destination for investment, as set out in the Commission’s Green Paper on the long-term financing of the European economy.
  • The 2nd edition (2013) of the staff working document on free movements of capitalpdf(304 KB) Choose translations of the previous link  covers developments concerning the free movement of capital mainly in 2011, although where possible the period up to mid-2012 is also covered. It focuses on different categories of capital movements and reviews the performance of intra-EU flows, inflows into the EU and outflows from the EU. In addition, it examines the functioning of the Single Market for capital and its current legal framework, and explains the actions taken to address the problems.
  • 1st edition (2012) of the staff working document on free movements of capitalpdf(148 KB) Choose translations of the previous link 

 

Communications

  • Communication on Intra-EU investment in the financial services’ sector (2005)
    • Communication from the Commission on intra-EU investment in the financial services’ sector (C/2005/4080pdf Choose translations of the previous link ) Ref. 0J : 2005/C 293/02, OJ C293, 25/11/2005 p.2
  • Communication on intra-EU investment (1997)

Reports

Studies

  • Study: “Analysis of development in the field of direct investment and M&A” - November 2013 - by London Economics  
  • Study: "Analysis of development in the field of direct investment and M&A" - November 2012 - by London Economics  
  • Study: "Analysis of development in the field of direct investment and M&A" - November 2011 - by London Economics  
  • Study: “Analysis of development in the field of direct investment and M&A” - 2010 - by London Economics  
  • Study 2010: “Review of the transitional restrictions maintained by Bulgaria and Romania with regard to the acquisition of agricultural real estate” - 2010 - by CEPS  
  • Study: “Analysis of development in the field of direct investment and M&A” - 2009 - by London Economics  
  • Study: “Analysis of development in the field of direct investment and M&A” - 2008 - by London Economics
  • Study: “Review of the Transitional Restrictions Maintained by New Member States on the Acquisition of Agricultural Real Estate”  - 2008 - by CEPS
  • Study: “The effect of cross-border investment restrictions on certain pension schemes in the EU.” -  2007 - by OXERA
  • Study: “Special rights of public authorities in privatised EU companies: the microeconomic impact.-  2005 - by OXERA