The European Commission will present this autumn a strategy on an integrated EU payments market, to facilitate the use of national payment services across Europe and reduce the dependency from international card operators such as Visa or Mastercard.
The European Central Bank will next year review its tools and objectives in order to better fulfil its mandate of price stability, and it also intends to assess the appropriateness of issuing its own digital currency, in the face of growing concerns about Facebook’s Libra.
Facebook-sponsored digital currency Libra is determined to getting the green light by European regulators next year, despite the numerous concerns raised by EU finance ministers, a senior representative of the project told EURACTIV.com.
The European Commission has called for a “proportionate” and differentiated approach to regulating digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra, as the EU needs to preserve is developing Fintech environment.
Defending Europe's industrial sovereignty and building a defence and space industry. Ursula von der Leyen's newly-designated European Commission is innovating by adopting French President Emmanuel Macron's demands itself. EURACTIV France reports.
For many, the banking union represents the most ambitious step in EU integration since the creation of the euro. As the chairwoman of the new authority to resolve European systemic banks, Elke König, has been in the driving seat of the process.
What if the euro, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary, assumed its status as the second most important global currency? This revolutionary idea is to be discussed at the European Council next week. EURACTIV France reports.
UK businesses and consumers should brace themselves for tariffs, customs bureaucracy and higher bank charges if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, London warned on Thursday (23 August) in its most serious reality check to date.
Twenty-seven e-commerce companies and lobby groups have asked the European Commission to change a draft proposal to regulate payment services, arguing that additional security measures will drive shoppers away from online platforms.
The brave new world of data presents many challenges for the financial services industry and regulators alike. But if the right approach to regulating technological change is taken, Europe will continue to be a globally leading centre in the future, writes James Kemp.
The European Commission will ask member states to review and amend legislation, when necessary, to end the fragmentation faced by Uber, Airbnb and other collaborative platforms in Europe, EURACTIV.com has learned.
MEPs approved rules on Wednesday (7 October) to cut costs imposed on online payment services and to make them safer and more resistant to fraud. Legislators say the new measures will boost the growth of innovative online services in the payments sector.
The Danish Ministry of Culture announced last week (8 May) that it's organising a campaign to target pirated content on the internet, partnering on a voluntary basis with internet service providers and tech companies, including Google and Microsoft.
Payments Europe is an association of global and European card-based payment solutions providers created to strengthen the voice of the industry. We support a vibrant, innovative, and competitive European payments market that is based on a balanced regulatory framework and puts consumers and consumer protection at the centre.