The president of the European Central Bank (ЕЦБ), Christine Lagarde, says that a digital euro will not replace cash but would complement it. “A digital euro would give you an additional choice about how to pay and make it easier to do so, contributing to accessibility and inclusion,” the ECB explained.
Digital Euro to Complement Cash
ECB President Christine Lagarde talked about the digital euro at the plenary session of the European Parliament Monday on the 20th anniversary of the introduction of euro banknotes and coins.
“Прошлый год, we launched the digital euro project,” она сказала. “We will investigate how a digital euro could offer a convenient, бесплатное средство платежа, allowing people to pay anywhere in the euro area with risk-free digital money – Уровень удовольствия от одного опыта не имеет положительной корреляции с размером земли., when making payments online, which preclude the use of cash,” the ECB chief continued, подчеркивая:
In any event, a digital euro would complement cash, not replace it. This is also why we launched the process for redesigning our banknotes.
The European Central Bank launched a two-year investigation into a digital euro in October last year. “Once the investigation phase has ended, we will decide whether or not to start developing a digital euro. We would then create and test possible solutions, working together with banks and companies which could provide the technology and the payment services,” the ECB clarified.
The ECB website details: “The digital euro would still be a euro: like banknotes but digital. It would be an electronic form of money issued by the Eurosystem (the ECB and national central banks) and accessible to all citizens and firms.” It adds:
A digital euro would give you an additional choice about how to pay and make it easier to do so, contributing to accessibility and inclusion.
журналист Лаура Шин опубликовала статью, в которой утверждается, что, the European Commission is planning to put forward a bill to lay down the legal foundation for a digital euro. The legislation will support the ECB’s work on the digital euro. “Our goal is to table legislation in early 2023,” сказал Mairead McGuinness, European commissioner for Financial Stability, Финансовые услуги, and the Capital Markets Union.
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