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Consultation on the Green paper on the long-term financing of the European economy

Policy Field

  • Internal Market, Financial Services

Target group

All interested stakeholders. Contributions are particularly sought from national and international public authorities; financial services institutions and real economy participants in need of long-term financing.


  • From 25.03.2013 to 25.06.2013 – (closed).


The purpose of this Green Paper is to initiate a broad debate about how to address the complex and pressing challenges related to the long-term financing of the European economy. Responses to consultation questions will contribute to further assessment by the Commission of the barriers to long-term financing, with a view to identifying possible policy actions to overcome them. Possible follow-up could take several forms: for example, in some areas a regulatory approach may be needed, while in other areas the role of the EU level could be in encouraging stronger coordination and the promotion of best practices, or in the form of specific follow-up with individual Member States in the context of the European semester.

How to submit your contribution

The participation period to this consultation is now over.

Reference documents and other related consultations

Contact details

Responsible services:
Internal Market and Services DG (DG MARKT),
Unit 02
Postal address:
European Commission
Rue de Spa 2 (3/020)
1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

292 contributions were received, of which 8 confidential responses.

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Results of consultation and next steps

The Commission will present a follow-up in due course.

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