03 Jun 2008

EU Retail Financial Market Integration

Mirage or Reality?

Karel Lannoo

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ECRI Policy Brief No. 3 / 13 pages

This paper starts with a bird’s eye view of retail financial markets in the EU today and their degree of integration. It reviews the EU measures affecting retail financial markets and how rule-making has evolved over the last 15 years. A third section discusses issues raised by EU rule-making in retail financial markets and concludes with recommendations for policy.