The digital euro: An opportunity for financial reform?

People & Profit

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The European Central Bank is making plans for a digital currency, an electronic equivalent to cash. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin speaks to Positive Money Europe’s Executive Director Vicky Van Eyck, who says the digital euro could make the financial system fairer, but fears that privately-owned commercial banks are undermining the new currency’s potential.

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