The European Payments Council () has created this web page to provide journalists with an easy reference point to view relevant documents and source content that will assist in understanding the latest issues addressed in the Webinar (media briefing) of 25 October 2011 and the press release of 26 October 2011. The would like to highlight that the media FAQs also provide links to further materials of interest (see link below).
Webcast: Media Briefing 25 October 2011
On 25 October 2011, the held a media briefing webinar to speak out on the legislative process aimed at establishing mandatory deadlines for migration to the Single Euro Payments Area (). During the media briefing, the also provided updates on its work in progress in relation to the Scheme Rulebooks, ATM cash cassette standardisation and facilitating mobile contactless payments throughout . The webcast (recording) of this media briefing can be accessed following the link below.
Press Release 26 October 2011
The calls on European Union (EU) lawmakers to align the imminent 'Regulation Establishing Technical Requirements for Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro' (commonly referenced as the ' Regulation'), with the preferences of European payment service users. The makes a specific request for a review of provisions within the legislative proposal addressing direct debit transactions. The also continues to urge the EU legislator to adopt the Regulation as soon as possible in order to provide planning security for all market participants. A proposal for a Regulation is currently under review by the European Parliament, the Council representing EU Member States and the European Commission. To view the press release, follow the link below.
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