European Parliament report recommends researching, but not launching, digital euro
An analytical paper released by the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has given the digital euro a mixed review. The title of the paper summed up its position: “Digital Euro: When in doubt, abstain (but be prepared).”
The paper was written at the request of the parliamentary committee by economist Ignazio Angeloni to assess the preparations for the launch of a digital euro. Angeloni looked at ten issues that a “prospective digital euro” (PDE) will face, concentrating on their downsides.