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Financial sector analysis

The Commission regularly monitors the functioning of financial markets in the EU.

The Commission regularly monitors developments in the financial sector in the EU, and has been publishing annual reviews of its monitoring of financial market integration in Europe.

As a response to the recent financial crisis, the Commission created the annual European Financial Stability and Integration Report (EFSIR) in 2010, which has an additional focus on the stability of financial markets.

Until 2009, the Commission published the European Financial Integration Report (EFIR).

In October 2017, the Commission services published a special report outlining the policy actions taken by EU countries in the financial sector between 2008 and 2015 in response to the global financial crisis.


  • Report
  • Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

European Financial Integration Report (EFIR)

An annual analysis of the integration in the EU financial sector and its effects on competition, efficiency, financial stability and competitiveness.