EU Commission and European Central Bank hold high-level conference on digital euro


The Commission and the European Central Bank will on Monday. November 14, 2022, hold a high-level conference entitled “Towards a legislative framework enabling a digital euro for citizens and businesses” to discuss key regulatory and policy aspects of a digital euro. A digital euro would be an electronic form of money accessible to everyone in the Euro Area.

The Commission has announced a legislative proposal on a digital euro for the second quarter of 2023. Many other jurisdictions are also exploring options for central bank digital currencies. Speakers include Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (tbc), in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioners Mairead McGuinness, Paolo Gentiloni and Thierry Breton; ECB President Christine Lagarde, ECB Executive Board Member Fabio Panetta, Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe, European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili, MEP and chair of the European Parliament’s ECON committee Irene Tinagli, Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and Digitalisation Nadia Calviño, G7 Finance Track Chair and German Minister of Finance Christian Lindner, US Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang, and other high-level and industry speakers. The conference will take place in the Charlemagne building of the European Commission, in Brussels.