Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture. File photo/ Reuters
France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday the European Union should introduce a common set of rules to govern virtual currencies, which are at the moment mostly regulated at national level.
Arriving at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Helsinki, Le Maire said “a common framework” on digital currencies was needed for the 28 EU countries and repeated his opposition to the development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in the EU.
He also urged the creation of a European “public digital currency,” without giving more details.
Like most airlines, Air France has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.
In a joint statement, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia said the 28-country EU needed a "central supervisor" to tackle the flow of dirty money within the bloc's financial system.
Underlining the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay more for defence and also make concessions to US interests on trade.
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We have given them a deadline to willingly return to their countries and if they don’t, all law enforcement agencies of the state and provinces will deport them, says interior minister
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