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Blue Book entitled “Payment and securities settlement systems in the accession countries” - Addendum incorporating 2003 figures

28 February 2005

The European Central Bank (ECB) is today publishing the latest addendum to the report entitled “Payment and securities settlement systems in the accession countries” (second edition).

This publication, also known as the “Blue Book”, provides a comprehensive description of the main payment and securities clearing and settlement systems both in the Member States which joined the European Union in 2004 and in Bulgaria and Romania, and covers both the domestic and cross-border aspects of these systems.

While the descriptive parts are updated once every few years, the statistical data are updated annually. The addendum being published today incorporates the figures for 2003. It has been prepared in association with the central banks of the countries concerned.

The report and the addendum can be downloaded from the ECB’s website. Printed versions will be available from the central banks of the countries featured, as well as from the ECB (at the address indicated below).

Statistical updates

    Payment and securities settlement systems in the accession countries Addendum incorporating 2003 figures (Blue Book, February 2005), (data for the period 1999-2003),
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