The European Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached yesterday evening between the European Parliament and the Council on its proposal to boost Crowdfunding in the EU.
The proposal, a key building block of the Capital Markets Union, aims to harness the opportunities presented by emerging technology-enabled innovations in the financial sector, known as FinTech. With this agreement, 12 out of 13 Capital Markets Union legislative proposals have been adopted or agreed at EU level.
Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People said: “I welcome the agreement reached on our crowdfunding proposal. This is an important source of alternative financing for many innovative European entrepreneurs and start-ups, which may struggle to access traditional financing channels. An EU crowdfunding licence would help crowdfunding platforms scale up in Europe. This will allow investors to match up with companies from all over the EU, bringing more opportunities for firms and entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a wider base of investors.” Continue reading “Capital Markets Union and Fintech : political agreement to boost crowdfunding in the EU”