The European Commission has published a roadmap on a new initiative under the Capital Markets Union (CMU): an “interpretative communication on the existing EU standards for the treatment of cross-border intra-EU investments”.

The Commission recognises that there is some complexity to, and lack of awareness of, the level of protection given to cross-border EU investors by EU law, for example when faced with discriminatory treatment, mal-administration or other adverse national measures. The communication is intended to make existing EU substantive standards clearer and help prevent individual member states from adopting measures infringing EU law relevant to investments.

Comments can be made until 22 August 2017.

Read the roadmap.