Apostolos Thomadakis a researcher at the CEPS think tank in Brussels
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The Next Generation EU (NGEU) programme is designed to speed up the EU recovery and spur growth over the medium and long term. More importantly, it represents a unique opportunity to lay the foundations of a deep and liquid European safe asset.
The second Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan of the EU Commission lacks ambition. This at a time when the EU Commission wants to set an industrial policy for the EU to bolster competitiveness in key sectors. It also comes shortly before the UK’s departure from the EU. Yet a vision of what the EU wants to achieve, by when and how, is missing.