How Germany can provide answers to crucial questions, Digital euro future
Tuesday 21 September 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.38.2
Commentary: Germany should show it has a strategy – for anything
By John Kornblum in Berlin
Foreign expectations for the 2021 German election are a combination of hope and worry. Hope that Germany’s famous stability will continue and, paradoxically, worry that fixation with stability could paralyse the next government. How best could Germany meet these many hopes? In the west, a signal that Germany actually has a strategy would an important first step.
Read the full commentary on the website.
Meeting: Next steps for a digital euro
Wednesday 22 September, 14:00-15:00 BST
In July this year the European Central Bank officially launched its digital euro project. The initial investigation phase addresses key issues regarding design and distribution. Ulrich Bindseil, director general of the ECB, explores these, touching on the business case for intermediaries, design options to ensure privacy and avoid risks and integration in the ecosystem, as well as the legislative challenges.
Register to attend here.