Rules to protect small investors and help SMEs access diverse sources of capital 

Firms, especially SMEs, should find it cheaper and easier to access diverse sources of capital across the EU thanks to new rules simplifying prospectuses published when securities are offered to investors or admitted to trading. These rules will be debated on Tuesday and put to a final vote on Wednesday.

These uniform rules for prospectuses and the information they disclose should also protect investors, while creating a more efficient single market for capital in which they can put their money to work.

MEPs provisionally agreed the new rules with the Council in December 2016.


Debate: Tuesday, 4 April

Vote: Wednesday, 5 April

Procedure:  Co-decision (ordinary legislative procedure), first reading agreement