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Insight

19 July 10

Continued Commitment to high Quality

The legislative proposal needs to be improved to ensure that it best meets its objectives Even though euro coins as such only account for a small fraction of cash in circulation, in order to preserve the public confidence in the euro as a payment instrument it is certainly important that they, as...

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Insight

19 July 10

Missed Opportunity

Achieving a common understanding on the concept of legal tender The different viewpoints regarding the concept of legal tender of the euro banknotes and coins  mainly result from pre-euro legal traditions in the various Member States. The importance of the concept of legal tender cannot be underestimated...

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Insight

19 July 10

On SEPA and US Health Care Reform

US health care reform: a case study in political leadership to inspire EU lawmakers dealing with SEPA On 23 March 2010, the day President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as US health care reform), the Pulitzer Prize winning editorialist...

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