Use http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/internal_market/index_en.htm to find information on the latest plans and developments in this fast changing field.
Visit http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/internal_market/index_en.htm to see the starting point and an outline of the plans. From there you can look at the Lamfalussy Report on which the Financial Services Action Plan (FSAP) and later proposed and actual legislation are based.
European Commission, Financial Services: Turning the Corner, preparing for the challenge of the next phase of European Capital market integration, Tenth Report 2nd Junehttp://ec.europa.eu/dgs/internal_market/index_en.htm 2004
“Transposition of Lamfalussy Directives” http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/internal_market/index_en.htm - for an up to date analysis of progress by member states. This is a crucial issue for the success of the Financial Services Action Plan.
FSA, “The EU Financial Services Plan: A Guide” (31 July 2003) available at: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/FSAP_20Guide_1.pdf
Rosali Pretorius. Jamile Ferreira, “The Implementation of the New Prospectus Directive in the United Kingdom” (2005) 20 Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 56-64 - Westlaw
J. Coffey & J.O. Somnier, “The Market Abuse Directive – The First use of the Lamfalussy Process” (2003) 18 Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 370 – for discussion of the first outcome.
E Avgouleas “The Harmonisation of Rules of Conduct in EU Financial markets: Economic Analysis, Subsidiarity and Investor Protection” (2000) 6 European Law Journal 72
G. Ferrarini, “The European Regulation of Stock Exchanges” (1999) 36 Common Market Law Review 569
M.G. Warren, “Global Harmonisation of Securities Laws: The Achievements of the European Communities” (1990) 31 Harvard International Law Journal