- Publication date
- 3 November 2013 (Last updated on: 22 February 2023)
- Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
These studies provide a comprehensive overview of capital movements in Europe in a global context.
Free movement of capital, which is one of the four fundamental economic freedoms of the European Union, can enhance welfare if it leads to better allocation of financial and productive resources. However, it can also be a source of vulnerability, with far-reaching spillovers. Monitoring and assessing capital flows is therefore crucial for policymakers, market participants and analysts.