Reviews Digital currency: Bundesbank President: Digital euro would be an important addition
euro zone: Inflation increases to record 8.6 percent
Inflation in the euro zone continued to accelerate in June and again reached a record value. Compared to the same month last year, consumer prices increased by 8.6 percent, as the Eurostat statistics office announced on Tuesday in Luxembourg. An initial estimate was confirmed. In the previous month, the cost of living had increased by 8.1 percent. © Christophe Gateau/dpa Inflation in the euro zone further accelerated in June and achieved a record again.
A digital euro could, according to the Bundesbank, reduce risks and dependencies in international payments. However, he should not replace the cash.
A digital euro could, according to the Bundesbank, reduce risks and dependencies in international payments. A system based on European infrastructure could help Europe to free itself from dependence on certain providers, said Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel on Monday at a meeting of the central bank in Frankfurt. "Therefore, I also advocate that the euros system actively concerns the design change of money and drives the investigation of digital central bank money."
Verkehrsbetriebe: 9-euro tickets extend
The local transport industry is committed to extending the 9-euro ticket by two more months. "We quickly need a successor solution," says Oliver Wolff, the general manager of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (Friday). “It would be best to extend the campaign as a temporary solution by another two months. The ticket could continue to apply in September and October and thus relieve the citizens from the high energy prices, »emphasized Wolff.
Nagel emphasized: "The introduction of a new state money form for the digital world, i.e. digital central bank money, would be another level of Development of state money according to coins and banknotes. Digital central bank money and the associated infrastructure would be an important addition to the previous payment options. ”
The currency keepers of the euro area have been examining the possible introduction of a digital variant of the European Community Currency for a while. In mid -July 2021, the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to raise the preparatory work to the next level: In a two -year examination phase, it is now about technology and data protection.
It has not yet been decided whether a digital euro will come. In any case, a digital euro would supplement the cash and not replace.
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ECB directorate member Fabio Panetta said at the Bundesbank conference that the project of the digital euro is about securing the stability anchor for the currency and payment system: “We would like to ensure that central bank money remains available for the general public and everywhere in the euro area can be used for everyday transactions-not only in its physical form, but also as a digital currency. ”
The work on a digital euro is a response from the euro central banks to the steep rise of so-called cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and ether. The big difference: In contrast, there would be a digital euro under the supervision of a central bank that ensures the stability of the currency. Other central banks worldwide also deal with digital central bank money.
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49 euro ticket: Transport companies see great potential .
The Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) sees great potential in the new Germany ticket. People could change their mobility behavior permanently-more than it was possible with the 9-euro ticket. © Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa Is the 49-euro ticket introduced on March 1st? "We expect to make a contribution to climate protection that we will get more passengers," said Oliver Wolff, general manager of the association, the German press agency.