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"E-payments in Europe": conference and public consultation

16 September 2002

The European Central Bank (ECB) is holding a conference on "E-payments in Europe" on 19 November 2002, focusing on issues related to e-payment initiatives, security and standardisation. More detailed information about the conference can be found on its website

In preparing for the conference, the Eurosystem has produced an issues paper entitled "E-payments in Europe – the Eurosystem's perspective". The paper covers inter alia policy considerations related to the possible role and involvement of the Eurosystem in the field of e-payments under its mandate to promote the smooth operation of payment systems. This paper will be presented and discussed at the conference.

However, with a view to receiving feedback not only from the conference participants but also from a wider audience, the ECB would like to invite all interested parties to comment on the issues paper (pdf 246 kB) by 15 December 2002.

Any comments should be sent to the ECB at the following address or to the relevant national central bank:

European Central Bank Secretariat Division Kaiserstrasse 29 D-60311 Frankfurt am Main Germany Fax: +49 69 1344 6170 E-mail: ecb.secretariat@ecb.int

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