Single market for capital

Single market for capital

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Single market for capital

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Single market for capital

With the free movement of people, goods and services, the free movement of capital is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the EU. Making this a reality as of 1 July 1990 was the first stage towards economic and monetary union which culminated in the introduction of the euro.

Applying the principle of the free movement of capital

  • Achieving the free circulation of capital
  • A concerted effort to establish a European financial area
  • The legal aspects of intra-EU investment
  • Impact on capital markets
  • Facility providing financial assistance for balances of payments
  • Removing obstacles to cross-border investments by venture capital funds
  • A common European approach to Sovereign Wealth Funds

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ECONOMIC STAKEHOLDERS

Public and private economic stakeholders and free movement of capital – banks

  • Cross-border payments in euros
  • Information on the payer accompanying transfers of funds

Public and private economic stakeholders and free movement of capital – businesses

Public and private economic stakeholders and free movement of capital – consumers

  • Unfair terms
  • Consumer credit agreements
  • Actions for injunctions

Fiscal aspects of the free movement of capital – economic stakeholders

Fiscal aspects of the free movement of capital – economic stakeholders – private individuals

Fight against fraud

Free movement of capital and relations within and outside the Union

  • Enlargement of the euro area after 1 May 2004
  • Purchasing property in another Member State
  • The euro and the international economy
  • Effects of foreign legislation on the Union’s financial interests
  • Combating the financing of terrorism
  • Agreement on the European Economic Area

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