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Public comments announcement ‘E-payments without frontiers’ - issues paper

26 October 2004

In preparing for an internal conference on e-payments, the ECB has produced an issues paper entitled “E-payments without frontiers”. The paper covers observations on innovation in retail payments, challenges to be faced before a mature and integrated market can be achieved, and selected issues regarding the regulatory framework.

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 by 17 December 2004.

Any comments should be sent to the ECB at the following address:

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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