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SocialCam
10-03-2013, 10:56 AM
The European Commission is debating on whether or not they will try and implement a set of rules regulating equity crowdfunding in all of the European Union. Although regulations, if agreed upon, will not go in affect until 2015, regulators are arguing that there needs to be a framework for equity crowdfunding platform websites to go by, to protect investors.

More info here:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/uk-eu-regulation-idUKBRE9920K720131003

smartinvestor
10-03-2013, 11:12 AM
The problem with the European Commission is that they sometimes come up with ridiculous rules (eg notification of the use of cookies on websites), and other times they create some very good rules.

Hopefully this set of rules re crowdfunding will fall into the former category.